Briggate wall repair brings Christmas respite to Knaresborough
Last updated Dec 15, 2023
Pic: Knaresborough and District Chamber

Traffic lights have been temporarily removed from Briggate in Knaresborough after a section of wall was repaired.

The wall fell down on to the road at about 2pm on September 14. Nobody was hurt but the rubble remained on the carriageway for almost three months.

This caused the installation of temporary traffic lights on what is one of the main routes in Knaresborough.

Businesses, residents and traders grew increasingly frustrated at the length of time the work was taking.

North Yorkshire Council began repairing the section of wall that collapsed on November 27 and has now finished.

The traffic lights have been removed but they will be back in 2024.

Karl Battersby, the council’s corporate director for environment, said previously:

“In the new year, date to be confirmed, further maintenance work along the rest of the wall will take place – again, under two-way lights – to ensure its future integrity is maintained.”

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