Spring date for road repairs

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A ROAD leading into Goathland which has partially collapsed could cost between £25,000 and £100,000 to be repaired.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire County Council told the Whitby Gazette the rain over the past few months caused the “significant land slippage” below the carriageway near Goathland Railway Station.

Goathland parish councillors were concerned about access but the county council said temporary traffic controls which are now in place will remain until the necessary works are completed.

Consultants Jacobs have assessed the site, and are determining what possible remedial action to take.

The spokeswoman added potential schemes will improve drainage in the location to reduce the future potential for a similar slippage.

She said: “The most likely action will be either carriageway realignment or sheet piling to support the highway. “However it is unlikely that the scheme will be completed before spring.”

At a Goathland Parish Council meeting on Wednesday night, Esk Valley borough coun Herbert Tindall said it is hoped a path can be installed along part of the road.

Elsewhere in the district a diversion has been put in place in Glaisdale directing traffic down Limber Hill or through Lealholm after the road partially collapsed.

In Littlebeck, part of the bank side and a little of the road at Alum House has also been affected by a landslide.