Major road improvements in Harrogate and Knaresborough

26 September 2011

A major programme of road works to repair the ravages of last winter will get under way in Harrogate and Knaresborough next month.

Between October and February North Yorkshire County Council will be carrying out extensive repairs and resurfacing schemes to the value of £2 million across the Harrogate and Knaresborough area following last winter’s damage to the highway network.

Exact dates for each scheme are yet to be confirmed but the sites concerned have been finalised, as well as time restrictions on working time at each location.

Highways officers have been working closely with representatives from Harrogate Borough Council, the Harrogate Chamber of Trade and Commerce and local bus and taxi companies to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum for highway users. Although there will inevitably be some inconvenience to motorists these are substantial works which will extend the life of the existing roads and reduce the need for future repairs.

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways said:

This is a major undertaking to restore road surfaces to top quality condition after the damage caused by last winter. Our contractors will do everything possible to minimise disruption for motorists, residents and local businesses and to complete the work in good time.


County Councillor Don Mackenzie and Harrogate Borough Council leader said:

I am very pleased that North Yorkshire County Council has been able to secure this funding, which is much needed to improve the condition of several roads in Harrogate and Knaresborough damaged after the last two severe winters. The county’s highways officers have worked closely with the borough council and other key road users to ensure that disruption during the repair works is kept to a minimum, and this is much appreciated


The sites included for repair are as follows:


Works Location

Proposed Time of Work

Wetherby Road

(various sections between Rudding Lane and the Empress roundabout)

Nights – 19:00 to 00:00 residential and 22:00 to 06:00 non-residential, Rudding Lane to Sainsbury’s

Knaresborough Road (Empress roundabout to Forest Avenue)

Nights -19:00 to 00:00

Knox Avenue (full length)

Days – between 07:30 and 19:00

York Place (Oatlands Drive to the Prince of Wales roundabout)

Nights – 19:00 to 00:00

Woodfield Road (Elm Road to Alder Road)

Days – 16:00 to 21:00 unless half-term where between 07:30 and 19:00

York Road, Knaresborough (from Chain Lane to roundabout with A658)

Days – 09:00 to 16:00

Cold Bath Road (from Manor Road to Montpellier Hill roundabout)

Nights – 18:00 to 00:00

Greenfields Road (full length)

Days – between 07:30 and 19:00

Dene Park (full length)

Days – between 07:30 and 19:00

Victoria Avenue (Queens Road to Station Parade)

Nights – 18:00 to 00:00

Sandhill Drive (full length)

Days – between 07:30 and 19:00

Duchy Road (from A61 Ripon Road to Kent Avenue)

Days – between 07:30 and 19:00

Kings Road (from Coppice Drive to A59 Skipton Road)

Nights – 19:00 to 00:00





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