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Council push forward with £60million A59 Kex Gill realignment scheme

North Yorkshire County Council are aiming to start a £60million realignment of the A59 at Kex Gill this autumn.

The council received funding and planning approval earlier this year and have invited contractors to tender for the scheme. North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said:
"We are pushing forward with this scheme to provide a safe, reliable route for residents, businesses and visitors. "This stretch of road has experienced closures in recent years because of land slips. These have disrupted travel, enforced long diversions and been costly. "The realignment of the route will provide much better connectivity for all road users."
The A59 between Harrogate and Skipton is an important east-west link, not only within North Yorkshire, but also into West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Humber ports. Cllr Stanley Lumley, Member for Pateley Bridge division, added:
"This is another step towards the delivery of this long-anticipated scheme. Locals, commuters and visitors will all benefit from enhanced safety and reliability of the road. We look forward to work beginning."
The council is aiming to start construction on site as soon as possible and are aiming to start as as early as autumn this year - subject to satisfactory completion of all the necessary statutory processes. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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