York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire villages bypass road gets £29m grant

Northallerton
Image caption The A684 is the main route from the town of Northallerton to the Yorkshire Dales

A bypass road in North Yorkshire will go ahead after the scheme is given a £29m grant from the government.

The A684 bypass will run three for miles (4.8 km) past the villages of Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar.

The Department for Transport said the funding marks final approval of the scheme, which was proposed by North Yorkshire County Council.

The total cost is £34.2m and work is expected to start soon, with completion in May 2016.

The A684 is the main route from the county town of Northallerton to the Yorkshire Dales.

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: "The A684 scheme will provide significant environmental improvements to the communities bypassed.

"The very important local tourist market will benefit and the bypass will help support growth of the local economy."

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