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A59 at Kex Gill on track to reopen at the weekend


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The five-week closure of the A59 at Kex Gill for resurfacing and improvement works is on schedule to be completed this Friday, 10 November, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Council has said.


**Update: Due to wet weather, the completion of the works in now likely to be Sunday


The road has been closed since Monday 9 October for the £550,000 project, which has meant a lengthy diversion for drivers through Otley and Ilkley before rejoining the A59 at Skipton.


Work is ongoing on the £68.8 million Kex Gill re-alignment project, which the Department for Transport is providing grant funding of £56.1 million, with the remaining £12.7 million allocated from North Yorkshire Council’s capital reserves.


A new four-kilometre stretch of road will leave the A59 at North Moor Road and re-join the existing road at Blubberhouses. The work is due to be completed by autumn 2025.


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