ESSENTIAL overnight repairs to the underside of a bridge crossing the A19 will take place later this month.

The main girder of the Three Gables Bridge on the A19 Easingwold bypass bridge was bent when a high vehicle heading northbound hit it.

Repairs are needed to heat treat the girder to unbend it and the bracings.

North Yorkshire County Council bridges carry out the work for five consecutive nights from Monday, June 21, between 6pm to 6am.

The A19 Easingwold bypass will be closed during these hours with traffic diverted through Easingwold.

Two-way traffic lights will be in place on Alne Road during working hours and the layby north of Three Gables Bridge will be closed all week.

County Councillor Peter Sowray said: “These essential works to the underside of Three Gables Bridge will be carried out in the evenings to minimise disruption as much as possible."