Live: Harrogate district traffic and travel
Last updated Apr 6, 2021

Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend. I am back this morning with updates every 15 minutes on the roads and rail links near you.

The live blogs, brought to you by The HACS Groups, aim to keep the Harrogate district moving.

Make sure to keep in touch via social media or email us on contact@thestrayferret.co.uk.

Have a lovely day.


9am – Full Update 

That’s it from me this morning, I’ll be back tomorrow morning.

Keep an eye on our site and social media for updates on the Ripon Road closure.

Traffic Hotspots:

  • Leeds Road coming up the hill to Harrogate, near Fulwith Road – accident 

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Ripon Road, Crescent Road and King’s Road too, as commuters divert around the road closure
  • Skipton Road, in both directions, near the Empress roundabout
  • Leeds Road at the traffic lights for M&S Harrogate
  • Otley Road junction with Skipton Road, near Oaker Bank
  • Wetherby Road A661 heading into Spofforth
  • Harewood
  • Church Lane, Harrogate

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellations.


8.45am – Full Update 

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Bottom of Ripon Road, Crescent Road and King’s Road too, as commuters divert around the road closure
  • Skipton Road, in both directions, near the Empress roundabout
  • Burn Bridge traffic lights along Leeds Road
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout, coming from the A658 North Rigton
  • Knaresborough High Street, both ways, near the bus station
  • Otley Road heading into Killinghall

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

8.30am – Full Update 

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Bottom of Ripon Road, Crescent Road and King’s Road too, as commuters divert around the road closure
  • Victoria Avenue going across Station parade, Harrogate
  • Harlow Moor Road junction with Otley Road
  • Skipton Road, in both directions, near the Empress roundabout
  • Studley Road, Ripon
  • Knaresborough High Street, both ways, near the bus station
  • Wetherby Road A661 heading into Spofforth

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

8.15am – Full Update 

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Station Parade, Harrogate, as commuters divert from Ripon Road
  • Wetherby Road
  • Skipton Road from Woodfield Road down to the Empress roundabout
  • Kestrel roundabout, particularly entering from the A661 Harrogate Road
  • Starbeck High Street
  • Otley Road heading into Killinghall
  • Studley Road, Ripon
  • Ripley Road, A6165, near Scotton

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

8am – Full Update 

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Wetherby Road
  • Skipton Road from Woodfield Road down to the Empress roundabout
  • Starbeck High Street
  • Ripon Road heading down towards the New Park roundabout
  • Ripley
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout, coming from the A658 North Rigton
  • Knaresborough High Street near the bus station
  • Bond End, Knaresborough

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

7.45am – Full Update

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Skipton Road from Woodfield Road down to the Empress roundabout
  • Otley Road at the junction to Skipton Road, near Oaker Bank
  • Burn Bridge traffic lights along Leeds Road
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout, coming from the A658 North Rigton
  • A1 (M) turning for Knaresborough
  • Knaresborough High Street near the bus station
  • Bond End, Knaresborough

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

7.30am – Full Update 

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Leeds Road at the traffic lights for M&S Harrogate
  • Burn Bridge traffic lights along Leeds Road
  • Green Lane and Pannal Asha Road, around Rossett schools
  • Skipton Road near Grove Road
  • Knaresborough High Street near the bus station
  • Ripon Bypass alongside Morrisons
  • Studley Road, Ripon

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York and Knaresborough routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

7.15am – Full Update

Roads

Road closures:

  • Ripon Road, outside Harrogate Nightingale Hospital, to remove the oxygen tanks
  • Harlow Moor Road at the junction with Otley Road, Harrogate

Traffic is building in these areas:

  • Wetherby Road heading onto the Empress roundabout
  • Skipton Road around Claro Road
  • Burn Bridge traffic lights along Leeds Road
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout, coming from the A658 North Rigton

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

7am – Full Update

Roads

Roads are looking ok so far this morning, no traffic hotspots to just yet.

Be aware there is a road closure in place around Harrogate Convention Centre this morning, along Ripon Road, to remove the oxygen tanks from the Nightingale hospital.

Temporary lights in place:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Skipton Road near Westmoreland Street.
  • Kent Road at the junction to Oakdale.
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Gold Club
  • Wetherby Road around Aspin Park Academy, Knaresborough
  • Church Lane near the Grantham Arms pub, Boroughbridge
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • Stonebridgegate near Paddys Park, Ripon

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate to Leeds, York routes look to be on time this morning.

Buses

  • Buses also appear to be running well in the Harrogate district with no delays or cancellation.

 


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