Work will start to repair an historic North Yorkshire bridge next week, with road users warned to expect disruption.
The Grade II listed bridge in Helmsley is to undergo repairs on Tuesday (May 30). The roadworks will last for two weeks.
The 18th century bridge on the A170 at the southern end of Helmsley is on the main route from the A19 at Thirsk to the coast and is used by thousands of vehicles every day.
The upcoming works, which involve repairs to the parapet, will begin on Tuesday (May 30), and last for two weeks. They will be carried out under a full road closure from 6pm until midnight, and two-way traffic lights out of these hours.
North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for highways and transport, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “The upcoming parapet repairs are essential to maintain the safety of the bridge which sits on an integral route for residents, visitors and commuters.
“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any disruption that these works may cause.”
Advance warning signs will be installed and a signed diversion in place during the works. On-site personnel will assist in managing access to properties and businesses within the closure.
For more details of the works and updates, visit North Yorkshire Council’s website.