Impact to be ‘kept to a minimum’ after bollards return at White Shops

File pic of the previous roadworks at the White Shops junction.

Officials say the impact of fresh road works at the White Shops junction will be kept to a minimum.

Work is scheduled to take place throughout the week at the junction and bollards have been put in place.

North Yorkshire County Council said contractors were carrying out a small number of minor works, rectifying the defects in the completed junction layout identified at the final inspection of the works.

A spokeswoman added: “These include resetting a number of pieces of ironwork, resurfacing areas where water is standing and relaying a number of road markings.

“The traffic management for these works will be kept to an absolute minimum in order to minimise the impact on the shopkeepers and travelling public.

“The county council had informed the local county councillor and town council prior to the work commencing.

“Remedial works like this are common on completed road construction projects and are carried out at no cost to North Yorkshire County Council.”

It comes after the changes to the junction that were due to be finished in 12 weeks overran by more than a year.