Arkengarthdale road to close for emergency work

Photo: Arkengarthdale Parish Council.

A road will temporarily close to allow for emergency work after a retaining wall collapsed.

The wall at Forgill Bridge, on the main road in Arkengarthdale near Arkle Town, fell down on New Year’s Eve.

Work will take place to stabilise the wall before a permanent repair can be carried out.

North Yorkshire Council has advised that work is due to start on Tuesday, January 16 and will take up to three days when the road will be closed in both directions.

A spokesperson said: “The works aim to stabilise the failure to allow the road to remain open whilst a more robust permanent repair scheme for the structure can be organised for summer 2024.”

A diversion will be put in place during the road closure.

The spokesperson added: “This is an emergency scheme therefore some adjustment to this start date or the duration of the works may be necessary should unforeseen circumstances such as significant weather events or emergencies on the highway network arise.

“The forecast weather conditions prior to the closure will be monitored on Monday the 15th January.

“If any sign of significant weather events are forecast during the works then the emergency works and road closure will be suspended.”