Road repairs due to start in and around Middleham

The road between Middleham and Tupgill Park in need of repair.

Essential and long-awaited resurfacing and drainage improvement works will take place in and around Middleham from the end of this week.

 An extensive resurfacing programme is to start between Middleham and the Forbidden Corner tourist attraction.

North Yorkshire highways contractors will be working along Coverham Lane from Pinkers Pond  just outside Middleham up Cotescue Bank through to Forbidden Corner at Tupgill Park.

These resurfacing and drainage works will involve road closures for seven days starting Thursday March 14th.

A signed diversion route will be in place during the closures and pedestrian access will be available at all times. Vehicle access to properties within the closure will be available with the agreement of the contractor.

Traffic ambassadors will be on hand at each closure point to assist with access or to advise vehicle users on diversion routes.

The road will be closed from Pinkers Pond to the Coverham Church junction from 8am Thursday through to 8am Saturday to adjust manhole covers and to allow time for mortar to set.  Vehicle assess to properties will be possible at all times.

From Monday 18th March to Friday 22nd March a daytime road closure (8am to 5pm) will be in place to enable patching and resurfacing along the whole route from Middleham to Tupgill Park.

Cllr Karin Sedgwick, local member for the Middle Dales said: “I welcome the County Council’s investment in roads in my Division and I know that my local residents will be pleased with the benefits when these improvements are completed”.

Further information including diversion information and alerts can be found on