Resurfacing work will take place on four major routes in North Yorkshire’s Harrogate this month.

North Yorkshire County Council has revealed improvements will be made on Claro Road, Ainsty Road, Devonshire Place and Coach Road.

Work will begin on Sunday (July 24th) and will take three weeks to complete, causing some road closures in the meantime.

Executive member for highways and transportation at the local authority Keane Duncan said the council is undertaking an “extensive programme of works across the county to improve the condition of our vast network”.

While vehicles will not be allowed to enter these roads during times of resurfacing work, pedestrians will still be able to access the routes. Motors will be diverted with signs ahead of the closed roads, and advanced warning notices will be placed in each location prior to the roadworks.

Councillor Chris Aldred, representative of High Harrogate and Kingsley Division, said: “This resurfacing programme is vital in improving these key residential and commuter routes in Harrogate which have deteriorated over the years.”

He apologised for the disruption the work will cause during the summer months, but added it will be worth it in the long-run.

While North Yorkshire County Council has put resurfacing work as one of its main priorities, it is not one of the top ten areas with the worst potholes in the UK.

The Sun revealed Northumberland was the worst place in Britain for its uneven road surfaces, with 180,993 reported holes. This was followed by Cornwall with 88,129 and Kirklees with 77,552.


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