A6108 between Richmond and Scotch Corner set to reopen

The A6108 is set to reopen between Richmond and Scotch Corner later this month.

The road has been shut for cables to be laid from the Skeeby electricity sub-station to the planned shopping complex at Scotch Corner.

The work is being carried out by Northern Powergrid.

A spokesperson for the company said: “The A6108 through Skeeby will be reopening no later than 8am on the morning of Sunday 24 April.

“We’ve had to add an extra two days to the programme, but this means we won’t have to come back and close the road again at a later date.”
After the reopening there will still be sections of two-way traffic lights along Darlington Road between Skeeby and Richmond for a few weeks while engineers finish off the remaining sections of excavation.

“We’ll also be returning later in the year/early next to carry out some associated works, although these will be of short duration and, you’ll be pleased to hear, we won’t need to close the road.”

The reopening means Arriva’s normal X26 and X27 services will resume on Sunday, April 24.