York & North Yorkshire

Fortnight closure for A170 at Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire

Warning signs on the A170 at Sutton Bank Image copyright Colin Grice
Image caption Maintenance work on the steep road is needed before winter begins

Sutton Bank is to be closed for two weeks from Monday for maintenance work.

The bank carries the A170 up an extreme gradient. The county council said the £250,000 programme of works needed to be carried out before the winter.

Traffic will be diverted along the alternate caravan route through Coxwold and Ampleforth.

A further six weeks of work will follow the closure, with temporary traffic lights controlling vehicle movements.

The council said it was impossible to complete the work, which also includes reinstating crash barriers, without the closure.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites