MIDDLEHAM BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORKS – total closure 5th July for up to 3 days

Council has been informed of the following MIDDLEHAM BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORKS and the message is in full below.

The diversion map is here NOTIFICATION Middleham Repointing (002)

This letter is to inform you that the North Yorkshire County Council will be undertaking essential highway maintenance at Middleham Bridge. The work will entail repointing areas of the northwest turret where excess movement at the interface between the parapet and the turret has caused the mortar to crack.

The works are currently programmed to commence on 5th July and may last for up to 3 days. Every effort will be made to complete the works as quickly as possible in order to minimise disruption. We appreciate that the diversion route is rather large, unfortunately, due to the nature of this bridge and surrounding roads, there is no other viable option, as we cannot divert traffic down a class of roads lower than the one closed.

The works will be carried out between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm, however, we will be unable to open the bridge out of hours due to the narrow width. Pedestrian access will not be permitted. We request your assistance in the following ways: –

Please contact the Customer Resolution Centre on 01609 780780 to identify any special access needs you may have during the work period

Please co-operate and comply with any instructions issued by the traffic management operatives and take extra care whilst within the works area.

May I draw your attention to the County Councils Corporate Privacy Policy by using the following link When submitting a response, we will record personal information including your name and address.

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A plan showing the extent of the works is enclosed for your information.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any disruption that these works may cause and would again request your cooperation to help ensure an efficiently and safely executed project.

Area 1 Highways

North Yorkshire County Council