PLEASE READ!!….MASHAM BRIDGE CLOSES WEEK OF 18TH MARCH 2019.

It sounds like Masham is going to be cut off from the outside world whilst Masham Bridge is closed for resurfacing work.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic 24 hours a day from Monday 18th – Friday 22nd March with pedestrian access over the bridge. Working hours will be between 8am and 5pm but the bridge will be permanently closed day and night. As a result, in order to repair the bridge surfacing fully, the surface, binder and base course of the bridge need to be replaced. Once completed, this should last for 25 years before further resurfacing is required. Traffic will not be able to cross the bridge whilst the base/binder and structure of the bridge are exposed. To further complicate matters, there is a gas main running through the base/binder layer of the surfacing, around which great care will need to be taken whilst excavating.
The diversion adds on a mere 90 minutes to your journey. East of Masham on the B6267 through Nosterfield towards the A1, south on the A6055, A61 to Ripon, through Ripon and out on the Kirkby Road to Grewelthorpe and eventually to Masham. Don’t try and take the A6108 out of Ripon to Masham as that is also closed for resurfacing!
Then the following week, Silver Street, Church Street, Park Street and Thorpe Road in the middle of Masham are to be resurfaced for the week commencing 25th March 2019 and will last for 5 days, working hours will be between 5pm and 11pm.
All on street parking will be suspended during working hours so please ensure your vehicles are not left on the highway.
For more information, please contact the Customer Resolution Centre on 01609 780780 or email Area6.Boroughbridge@northyorks.gov.uk To sign up for alerts please go to: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/30550/Public-notices