Julian Smith MP has commented on the announcement by North Yorkshire County Council of a public consultation on proposals to realign the A59 at Kex Gill. Realigning the A59 at Kex Gill to the other side of the valley is part of North Yorkshire County Council’s strategic transport plan to improve east to west connections between the east coast and Humber ports and Lancashire.
Julian Smith said: ‘I am delighted that this project is moving to the next stage. I would encourage every interested user of the A59 to contribute to the consultation. This stretch of road is vital to the local area and as a trans-Pennine route for freight and other users. I stand ready to assist North Yorkshire County Council to ensure they are given the fullest support from central government.’
The consultation and details of all the routes are available online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/kexgill .
Public engagement meetings have been arranged:
Skipton Town Hall – Thursday 21 September – 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm
St Peter’s Church Hall, Harrogate – Friday 22 September - 10am to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm
Norwood Social Hall, Washburn – Saturday 23 September – 9.30am to 3pm