Further resurfacing work planned on A684

The road surface in Patrick Brompton.

There will be further roadworks on the A684 between Leyburn and Bedale next week.

The road through Patrick Brompton will be resurfaced in the next stage of safety improvements financed by the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund.

Beginning on Monday, October 25, the county council’s highways teams will be resurfacing the A684 through the extent of the 30mph speed limit in the village.

The work will last for up to two and a half weeks.

Officials say that due to the nature of resurfacing, the A684 in both directions will be closed during working hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm with a signed diversion in place.

Local member Councillor Karin Sedgwick said: “During the summer a series of improvements have been carried out through the Safer Roads Fund, including the crossroad junction to the west of Patrick Brompton, which had posed many concerns in its original layout.

“Along with this extensive resurfacing, the A684 will be a much safer route for all road users.

“We appreciate the duration and nature of the works will cause disruption for residents, commuters and visitors, however, we are carrying out the work during off-peak hours to minimise this as much as possible.”

For live updates and details of the diversion please visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/roadworks-map

The county council was awarded £7.06m to fund a series of safety improvement projects on the A684 from Leeming Bar to Junction 37 of the M6.

It was one of four successful bids to the Safer Roads Fund, which is available to local authorities to upgrade 50 A-roads identified as being the most dangerous in the country.

For more details on the Safer Roads Fund bids please visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/safer-roads-fund-bids

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  1. The diversions are a disgrace so many extra miles for no reason. It’s time to resurface the main roads around Leyburn instead of throwing a lump of tarmac in the potholes.

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