Work to begin on landslip-hit route near Scarborough

An extensive scheme to stabilise a rural road near Scarborough which is regularly affected by landslips is due to start on Monday (November 14th).

The ramps approaching the bridge on Carr Lane in Folkton are resurfaced every few years. However, highways officers discovered a landslip under the road and bridge during the last resurfacing scheme.

North Yorkshire County Council’s executive member for highways and transportation, Cllr Keane Duncan, said: “Carr Lane crosses the River Hertford and provides a well-used link to Cayton, Eastfield and Scarborough. The road is built on peat and is susceptible to a degree of movement.

“This specialist work will make the area more stable which will ensure its safety for road users and make future resurfacing schemes more manageable.”

Work will begin on Monday, November 14, under an eight-week road closure. On-site personnel will manage access to properties and businesses within the closure.

Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff, the county councillor for Hunmanby and Sherburn, said: “We understand that these works will cause disruption, especially to locals travelling between Scarborough and villages to the south. However, we hope people will appreciate the need to act now to ensure the long-term future of the road.”

For details of the diversion route visit North Yorkshire County Council’s roadworks map at

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