Highways

Additional funding for North Yorkshire bus services

The Department for Transport has announced that bus operators across England will benefit from up to £130 million of further support. Grant funding for commercial routes struggling to recover after the Government-imposed lockdowns had been expected to end in October. But last week the government announced further funding to cover six months from October this year to March 2023, which will be provided directly to bus operators rather than councils. Shortly before the announcement, the leader of the council, Cllr Carl Les, and executive member for highways and transport, Cllr Keane Duncan, wrote to transport secretary Grant Shapps to stress Harrogate Informer…


Councillor Michael Schofield meets with stakeholders for the Otley Road cycle way scheme

Councillor Michael Schofield met this morning (27 May 2022) with two of the stakeholders for the Otley Road cycleway scheme. Judy D’Arcy Thompson, chair of the Stray Defence Association committee and Chris Dicken from the Harlow and Pannal Ash Residents Association (HAPARA) discussed the history of the scheme, the recent NYCC stakeholder event, and their views towards it. The Cycle Scheme is in three phases: Phase 1 Otley Road, from the Harlow Moor Junction (reservoir) to Cold Bath Road/ Arthur’s Avenue. The work is widened pathways, shared for walkers and cyclist. Junctions have been changed, with the stop line set Harrogate Informer…


Highway improvement work to start in Ripon – avoid Melmerby Green Lane

A section of road in Ripon will be closed for two days to allow highways engineers to carry out carriageway repairs. Drivers will be able to follow a diversion route to avoid while the work is in progress and there will also be advance notifications on the A1. The planned work is a patching programme and will answer concerns about the condition of the road surface. Melmerby Green Lane provides access to Barker Business Park and the section of road closed will be from there to the junction with the A61. Work will take place on Thursday March 18 and Harrogate Informer…