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A new route for the A59 at Kex Gill?

The recent closure of the A59 at Kex Gill due to instability in the ground below the road caused traffic problems. The road has a history of instability and although it is now open under traffic light control, the Harrogate Council Executive are to be asked about adopting a new route for the road which would avoid the area of instability.

A new line for the important trans-Pennine route will be discussed at a meeting of the Executive on Tuesday 24 July and a proposal to realign the route to the other side of the valley is due to be discussed. Last year, a Public consultation gained 90% support for realignment of the route and a further, local, consultation this year, also showed strong support for the idea.

You can read more about this, and view the maps of the proposed realignment, here.

Source: Harrogate Informer