A £164,000 programme to improve the road structure on two of Hambleton’s business parks will get underway next week.

The schemes will see replacement work on areas of kerbing, channels and edging as well as resurfacing of parts of the road, footway and cyclepaths at Thurston Road in Northallerton and Ellerbeck Court in Stokesley.

And once completed the roads will be formally adopted by North Yorkshire County Council as ‘highways’.

The district council created the two business parks and is responsible for the road infrastructure until their formal adoption by the highway authority – the county council. Work on the drainage and sewerage systems has already been completed.

The final phase of work to the highways and street lighting will allow classification as a public highway - and the adoptions to be finalised.

The work at Northallerton begins on May 7 and will last four to six weeks. The work at Stokesley starts on June 3 and will take three to four weeks.