A consultation has been launched on a plan to install traffic lights at Skeeby Bridge.
Residents of the the village have received letters outlining a proposal to install two-way signals at the bridge.
They are being asked to give their feedback by February 24.
Alexander Gardner, improvement manager at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “The intention is that this improvement will reduce the potential for conflict at the existing priority arrangement and improve road safety,.”
The work would be funded by a £11.5m pot secured by North Yorkshire County Council for road safety improvements from the Government’s Safer Roads Fund.
The fund has already paid for work on the A684 including resurfacing in Hawes and a new road-layout in Leyburn.