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Extensive maintenance scheme to begin on Sutton Bank...

3rd September, 2022.

Sutton Bank on the A170 between Helmsley and Thirsk is set to undergo the most extensive maintenance programme in its recent history.

North Yorkshire County Council’s highways teams will survey the entire slope, stabilize the south hairpin bend to prevent landslips and carry out essential maintenance on the rock face to prevent any falls.

Due to the scale of the scheme, a full road closure will be in place from 7am on Sunday, September 11, until 7pm on Sunday, October 2.

The executive member for highways and transportation, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “These major works on Sutton Bank will ensure that it remains structurally sound and hopefully reduce the need for longer closures in future.

“Our annual maintenance scheme usually takes a week, so we appreciate the added disruption that the extended timescale will cause. We ask the public for their understanding and co-operation while the work is ongoing.........

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