ADDITIONAL work on the Dalton Bridge and Highway Flood Alleviation Scheme will begin later this month.

The project, jointly funded by North Yorkshire County Council and Hambleton District Council, aims to deal with some contributory causes of flooding that were not apparent when the original improvement scheme was implemented.

The work will begin on Monday, September 21, and is due to be completed by Friday, November 27.

The unprecedented flooding which was caused by back to back storms in February this year highlighted the need for further works to ensure the scheme performs as intended. Work will now be carried out to raise part of Dalton Lane, which will involve infilling between the flood embankments close to the A168 and the reconstruction of the road.

The road will be closed during half term from 6pm on October 23, to 6am on November 2. By this stage in the project the road level will have been raised and it is then anticipated that a further overnight closure will be required for the final surfacing, the date to be confirmed.

Advance warning signs will be in place advising of the works, and there will be clear diversion signage during the road closure period. Unfortunately it will not be possible to maintain pedestrian access through the works area during the closure.

Vehicle access may be restricted to properties and land but contractors will try to assist where possible during the working day.

Operatives working on site will be observing all Government guidelines on safe social distancing.