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Permanent repairs under way on unsafe Thirsk footpath...

6th August, 2022.

A major repair project is under way on a popular footpath in Thirsk which acts as a key link to the town centre.

The footpath connecting St James Green with Marage Road was closed in May 2021 after reports of cracks and movement of the pavement rendered it close to collapsing into the river.

North Yorkshire County Council has since carried out a series of inspections and it was reopened over Christmas following temporary repairs.

Whitby-based company Wilf Noble are now on site, with work expected to be complete by early autumn. The estimated cost for the project is around £200,000.

Executive member for highways and transportation, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “An underwater survey together with detailed inspections revealed that the retaining wall has been severely affected by river erosion, damaging and reducing the structural integrity of the footpath leading to the iron footbridge. Overall, this has proved a major project but there is light at the end of the tunne.........

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