Live: Harrogate district traffic and travel
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Last updated Dec 9, 2021

Good morning it’s Al with you today, keeping you updated with the latest traffic and travel news from across the Harrogate district.

If there’s anything I’ve missed, and only if it is safe to do so, give me a call on 01423 276197.

These blogs are brought to you by The HACS Group.

9am – Full Update 

This is the final update from me today. Connor will be back with you from 06:30 tomorrow morning to keep you moving around the Harrogate district.

Roads

Traffic is moving slowly in these areas:

  • Leeds Road, Harrogate past Oatlands M&S Food
  • Otley Road in Harrogate, near Manor Drive
  • Wetherby Road in Harrogate, outside the event centre
  • Ripon Road, Harrogate, from Killinghall to the Coppice Drive junction
  • Skipton Road, Harrogate past King’s Road
  • The A168 near Boroughbridge alongside the A1(M)
  • North Street, Ripon

Road closures:

  • Cambridge Street in Harrogate Town centre – closed for the Christmas market
  • Pannal Avenue – road closure
  • Weeton Lane, Weeton – road closure and diversion
  • Newby Crescent, near Saltergate Junior School – road closure
  • Bogs Lane and Kingsley Drive, Starbeck – rolling road closures
  • Woodfield Road, Harrogate – emergency footpath closure which may impact traffic
  • A1(M) junction at Flaxby – road closures on all slip road roads. Work is now set to overrun by at least six months due to the discovery of great crested newts.
  • Savage Yard, Knaresborough – road closure 
  • Copgrove to Fish Pond Bridge – road closure and diversion 
  • Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton – road closure 
  • Westerns Lane, Markington – road closure
  • Reservoir Road, Thrucross – road closure 
  • Hall Square, Boroughbridge – road closure 

Temporary lights:

  • Otley Road, Harrogate – near Harlow Moor Road
  • Westminster Drive, Burn Bridge
  • Station Road, Pannal
  • Whinney Lane near Ashville College
  • Rudding Lane, Harrogate
  • Wedderburn Road, Woodlands, Harrogate
  • Stanhope Drive, Harrogate (behind Halfords)
  • Grainbeck Lane, near Killinghall
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite
  • Forest Moor Road, Calcutt
  • York Road, Goldsborough, at the junction with the A59
  • Boroughbridge Road, near the junction for Farnham Lane
  • Main Street, Staveley
  • High Moor Lane to Minskip
  • Kirkby Hill Moor to Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Bar Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Well House Farm to Kalashandy Warehouse, near Smelthouses
  • Lupton Bank, Glasshouses
  • Law Lane to Scarah Bank, Bedlam
  • Markington to Quarry Track (near Markington Post Office)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – near Quarry Moor Park
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – at the junction for South Crescent and Shirley Avenue

Trains

  • 09:05 Harrogate to York – 2 minute delay 
  • All other trains from Harrogate and Knaresborough look to be running to time
  • The lift on platform 3 at Harrogate station is out of order, the ticket office is closed and the ticket vending machines are out of order

Buses

  • Harrogate Bus Company is running a reduced timetable due to driver availability. The 36 bus will run every 30 mins between Harrogate & Ripon, and every 15 mins between Harrogate & Leeds


8:30am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is moving slowly in these areas:

  • Otley Road in Harrogate, near Manor Drive
  • Wetherby Road in Harrogate, outside the event centre
  • Ripon Road, Harrogate, from the Skipton Road roundabout to the Coppice Drive junction
  • Skipton Road, Harrogate past King’s Road
  • Harrogate Road into Pannal
  • Otley Road in Killinghall
  • Boroughbridge Road, north of Knaresborough
  • The Flaxby junction of the A1(M)
  • The A168 near Boroughbridge alongside the A1(M)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon, around the temporary lights near Quarry Moor Park

Road closures:

  • Cambridge Street in Harrogate Town centre – closed for the Christmas market
  • Pannal Avenue – road closure
  • Weeton Lane, Weeton – road closure and diversion
  • Newby Crescent, near Saltergate Junior School – road closure
  • Bogs Lane and Kingsley Drive, Starbeck – rolling road closures
  • Woodfield Road, Harrogate – emergency footpath closure which may impact traffic
  • A1(M) junction at Flaxby – road closures on all slip road roads. Work is now set to overrun by at least six months due to the discovery of great crested newts.
  • Savage Yard, Knaresborough – road closure 
  • Copgrove to Fish Pond Bridge – road closure and diversion 
  • Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton – road closure 
  • Westerns Lane, Markington – road closure
  • Reservoir Road, Thrucross – road closure 
  • Hall Square, Boroughbridge – road closure 

Temporary lights:

  • Otley Road, Harrogate – near Harlow Moor Road
  • Westminster Drive, Burn Bridge
  • Station Road, Pannal
  • Whinney Lane near Ashville College
  • Rudding Lane, Harrogate
  • Wedderburn Road, Woodlands, Harrogate
  • Stanhope Drive, Harrogate (behind Halfords)
  • Grainbeck Lane, near Killinghall
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite
  • Forest Moor Road, Calcutt
  • York Road, Goldsborough, at the junction with the A59
  • Boroughbridge Road, near the junction for Farnham Lane
  • Main Street, Staveley
  • High Moor Lane to Minskip
  • Kirkby Hill Moor to Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Bar Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Well House Farm to Kalashandy Warehouse, near Smelthouses
  • Lupton Bank, Glasshouses
  • Law Lane to Scarah Bank, Bedlam
  • Markington to Quarry Track (near Markington Post Office)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – near Quarry Moor Park
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – at the junction for South Crescent and Shirley Avenue

Trains

  • 08:30 Harrogate to Leeds – 4 minute delay 
  • 08:45 Harrogate to Knaresborough – 2 minute delay 
  • All other trains from Harrogate and Knaresborough look to be running to time
  • The lift on platform 3 at Harrogate station is out of order, the ticket office is closed and the ticket vending machines are out of order

Buses

  • Harrogate Bus Company is running a reduced timetable due to driver availability. The 36 bus will run every 30 mins between Harrogate & Ripon, and every 15 mins between Harrogate & Leeds

8am – Full Update 

Roads

There are early signs of traffic building in these areas:

  • Otley Road in Harrogate, near Manor Drive
  • Wetherby Road in Harrogate, outside the event centre
  • Ripon Road, Harrogate, from the Coppice Drive junction to the Skipton Road roundabout
  • Skipton Road, Harrogate past King’s Road
  • Knaresborough Road, Harrogate between Starbeck and the Wetherby Road roundabout
  • Harrogate Road into Pannal
  • The A658 in Follifoot
  • Otley Road in Killinghall
  • Boroughbridge Road, north of Knaresborough
  • The A59 York Road past Green Hammerton
  • The Flaxby junction of the A1(M)
  • The A168 near Boroughbridge alongside the A1(M)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon, around the temporary lights near Quarry Moor Park

Road closures:

  • Cambridge Street in Harrogate Town centre – closed for the Christmas market
  • Pannal Avenue – road closure
  • Weeton Lane, Weeton – road closure and diversion
  • Newby Crescent, near Saltergate Junior School – road closure
  • Bogs Lane and Kingsley Drive, Starbeck – rolling road closures
  • Woodfield Road, Harrogate – emergency footpath closure which may impact traffic
  • A1(M) junction at Flaxby – road closures on all slip road roads. Work is now set to overrun by at least six months due to the discovery of great crested newts.
  • Savage Yard, Knaresborough – road closure 
  • Copgrove to Fish Pond Bridge – road closure and diversion 
  • Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton – road closure 
  • Westerns Lane, Markington – road closure
  • Reservoir Road, Thrucross – road closure 
  • Hall Square, Boroughbridge – road closure 

Temporary lights:

  • Otley Road, Harrogate – near Harlow Moor Road
  • Westminster Drive, Burn Bridge
  • Station Road, Pannal
  • Whinney Lane near Ashville College
  • Rudding Lane, Harrogate
  • Wedderburn Road, Woodlands, Harrogate
  • Stanhope Drive, Harrogate (behind Halfords)
  • Grainbeck Lane, near Killinghall
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite
  • Forest Moor Road, Calcutt
  • York Road, Goldsborough, at the junction with the A59
  • Boroughbridge Road, near the junction for Farnham Lane
  • Main Street, Staveley
  • High Moor Lane to Minskip
  • Kirkby Hill Moor to Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Bar Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Well House Farm to Kalashandy Warehouse, near Smelthouses
  • Lupton Bank, Glasshouses
  • Law Lane to Scarah Bank, Bedlam
  • Markington to Quarry Track (near Markington Post Office)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – near Quarry Moor Park
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – at the junction for South Crescent and Shirley Avenue

Trains

  • 08:01 Knaresborough to York – 7 minute delay 
  • 08:21 Knaresborough to Leeds (which was due to stop in Harrogate at 08:30) – 5 minute delay 
  • All other trains from Harrogate and Knaresborough look to be running to time
  • The lift on platform 3 at Harrogate station is out of order, the ticket office is closed and the ticket vending machines are out of order

Buses

  • Harrogate Bus Company is running a reduced timetable due to driver availability. The 36 bus will run every 30 mins between Harrogate & Ripon, and every 15 mins between Harrogate & Leeds

 


7:30am – Full Update 

Roads

There are early signs of traffic building in these areas:

  • Wetherby Road in Harrogate, outside the event centre
  • The A658 in Follifoot
  • The Flaxby junction of the A1(M)
  • The A168 near Boroughbridge alongside the A1(M)
  • Otley Road in Killinghall

Road closures:

  • Cambridge Street in Harrogate Town centre – closed for the Christmas market
  • Pannal Avenue – road closure
  • Weeton Lane, Weeton – road closure and diversion
  • Newby Crescent, near Saltergate Junior School – road closure
  • Bogs Lane and Kingsley Drive, Starbeck – rolling road closures
  • Woodfield Road, Harrogate – emergency footpath closure which may impact traffic
  • A1(M) junction at Flaxby – road closures on all slip road roads. Work is now set to overrun by at least six months due to the discovery of great crested newts.
  • Savage Yard, Knaresborough – road closure 
  • Copgrove to Fish Pond Bridge – road closure and diversion 
  • Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton – road closure 
  • Westerns Lane, Markington – road closure
  • Reservoir Road, Thrucross – road closure 
  • Hall Square, Boroughbridge – road closure 

Temporary lights:

  • Otley Road, Harrogate – near Harlow Moor Road
  • Westminster Drive, Burn Bridge
  • Station Road, Pannal
  • Whinney Lane near Ashville College
  • Rudding Lane, Harrogate
  • Wedderburn Road, Woodlands, Harrogate
  • Stanhope Drive, Harrogate (behind Halfords)
  • Grainbeck Lane, near Killinghall
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite
  • Forest Moor Road, Calcutt
  • York Road, Goldsborough, at the junction with the A59
  • Boroughbridge Road, near the junction for Farnham Lane
  • Main Street, Staveley
  • High Moor Lane to Minskip
  • Kirkby Hill Moor to Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Bar Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Well House Farm to Kalashandy Warehouse, near Smelthouses
  • Lupton Bank, Glasshouses
  • Law Lane to Scarah Bank, Bedlam
  • Markington to Quarry Track (near Markington Post Office)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – near Quarry Moor Park
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – at the junction for South Crescent and Shirley Avenue

Trains

  • 07:35 Harrogate to London Kings Cross – 3 minute delay
  • 07:42 Harrogate to Knaresborough – 2 minute delay 
  • All other trains from Harrogate and Knaresborough look to be running to time
  • The lift on platform 3 at Harrogate station is out of order, the ticket office is closed and the ticket vending machines are out of order

Buses

  • Harrogate Bus Company is running a reduced timetable due to driver availability. The 36 bus will run every 30 mins between Harrogate & Ripon, and every 15 mins between Harrogate & Leeds

7am – Full Update 

Roads

The roads are still quiet this early in the morning, but there are a number of large diversions around Bishop Thornton, Burton Leonard and Boroughbridge, along with new temporary lights in Harrogate to be aware of.

Road closures:

  • Cambridge Street in Harrogate Town centre – closed for the Christmas market
  • Pannal Avenue – road closure
  • Weeton Lane, Weeton – road closure and diversion
  • Newby Crescent, near Saltergate Junior School – road closure
  • Bogs Lane and Kingsley Drive, Starbeck – rolling road closures
  • Woodfield Road, Harrogate – emergency footpath closure which may impact traffic
  • A1(M) junction at Flaxby – road closures on all slip road roads. Work is now set to overrun by at least six months due to the discovery of great crested newts.
  • Savage Yard, Knaresborough – road closure 
  • Copgrove to Fish Pond Bridge – road closure and diversion 
  • Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton – road closure 
  • Westerns Lane, Markington – road closure
  • Reservoir Road, Thrucross – road closure 
  • Hall Square, Boroughbridge – road closure 

Temporary lights:

  • Otley Road, Harrogate – near Harlow Moor Road
  • Westminster Drive, Burn Bridge
  • Station Road, Pannal
  • Whinney Lane near Ashville College
  • Rudding Lane, Harrogate
  • Wedderburn Road, Woodlands, Harrogate
  • Stanhope Drive, Harrogate (behind Halfords)
  • Grainbeck Lane, near Killinghall
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite
  • Forest Moor Road, Calcutt
  • York Road, Goldsborough, at the junction with the A59
  • Boroughbridge Road, near the junction for Farnham Lane
  • Main Street, Staveley
  • High Moor Lane to Minskip
  • Kirkby Hill Moor to Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Bar Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Well House Farm to Kalashandy Warehouse, near Smelthouses
  • Lupton Bank, Glasshouses
  • Law Lane to Scarah Bank, Bedlam
  • Markington to Quarry Track (near Markington Post Office)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – near Quarry Moor Park
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – at the junction for South Crescent and Shirley Avenue

Trains

  • The 07:09 Harrogate to York train is delayed by around 2 minutes. It should be back on track by it reaches Knaresborough
  • All other trains from Harrogate and Knaresborough look to be running to time

Buses

  • Harrogate Bus Company is running a reduced timetable due to driver availability. The 36 bus will run every 30 mins between Harrogate & Ripon, and every 15 mins between Harrogate & Leeds

 


6:30am – Full Update 

Roads

The roads are running smoothly so far this morning, but keep checking back as things will likely get busier as the morning goes on.

Road closures:

  • Cambridge Street in Harrogate Town centre – closed for the Christmas market
  • Pannal Avenue – road closure
  • Weeton Lane, Weeton – road closure and diversion
  • Newby Crescent, near Saltergate Junior School – road closure
  • Bogs Lane and Kingsley Drive, Starbeck – rolling road closures
  • Woodfield Road, Harrogate – emergency footpath closure which may impact traffic
  • A1(M) junction at Flaxby – road closures on all slip road roads. Work is now set to overrun by at least six months due to the discovery of great crested newts.
  • Savage Yard, Knaresborough – road closure 
  • Copgrove to Fish Pond Bridge – road closure and diversion 
  • Knaresborough Road, Bishop Monkton – road closure 
  • Westerns Lane, Markington – road closure
  • Reservoir Road, Thrucross – road closure 
  • Hall Square, Boroughbridge – road closure 

Temporary lights:

  • Otley Road, Harrogate – near Harlow Moor Road
  • Westminster Drive, Burn Bridge
  • Station Road, Pannal
  • Whinney Lane near Ashville College
  • Rudding Lane, Harrogate
  • Wedderburn Road, Woodlands, Harrogate
  • Stanhope Drive, Harrogate (behind Halfords)
  • Grainbeck Lane, near Killinghall
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite
  • Forest Moor Road, Calcutt
  • York Road, Goldsborough, at the junction with the A59
  • Boroughbridge Road, near the junction for Farnham Lane
  • Main Street, Staveley
  • High Moor Lane to Minskip
  • Kirkby Hill Moor to Roecliffe Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Bar Lane, Boroughbridge
  • Well House Farm to Kalashandy Warehouse, near Smelthouses
  • Lupton Bank, Glasshouses
  • Law Lane to Scarah Bank, Bedlam
  • Markington to Quarry Track (near Markington Post Office)
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – near Quarry Moor Park
  • Harrogate Road, Ripon – at the junction for South Crescent and Shirley Avenue

Trains

  • All trains from Harrogate and Knaresborough look to be running to time

Buses

  • Harrogate Bus Company is running a reduced timetable due to driver availability. The 36 bus will run every 30 mins between Harrogate & Ripon, and every 15 mins between Harrogate & Leeds