Live: Harrogate district traffic and travel
Last updated May 4, 2021

Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend. I am back today with the live traffic blog giving you road and rail updates every 15 minutes.

It’s Suzannah with you this morning. Please get in touch to let me know what you can see, if it is safe to do so, give me a call on 01423 276197 or get in touch on social media.

These blogs, brought to you by The HACS Group, are keeping you updated as the district’s roads get busier.


9am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic Hotspots:

  • Hookstone Chase near Plumpton Park – 11 minute delays

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Wetherby Road, both ways, from Kestrel roundabout to the Empress roundabout
  • Knaresborough Road from the Empress roundabout to Forest Lane, Starbeck
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Pannal traffic lights near BMW Stratstone
  • Leeds Road traffic lights near M&S Harrogate
  • Otley Road near Harlow Moor Drive – due to roadworks
  • Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive near St John Fisher
  • Pannal Ash Road
  • Skipton Road around Bilton Grange school
  • Ripon city centre around Skellbank
  • Bond End leading onto Knaresborough High Street

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Wetherby Road, both ways, from Kestrel roundabout to the Empress roundabout
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Pannal traffic lights near BMW Stratstone
  • Otley Road near Harlow Moor Drive – due to roadworks
  • Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive near St John Fisher
  • Cold Bath Road
  • Knaresborough Road from the Empress roundabout to Starbeck rail crossing
  • A61 heading out of Ripley
  • Ripon city centre around Skellbank
  • Bond End leading onto Knaresborough High Street

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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

8.30am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Wetherby Road, both ways, from Kestrel roundabout to the Empress roundabout
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Leeds Road traffic lights near M&S Harrogate
  • Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive near St John Fisher
  • Skipton Road near New Park roundabout
  • York Place, Harrogate
  • Ripon Road near Jennyfield Drive
  • Ripon city centre around Skellbank
  • Bond End leading onto Knaresborough High Street
  • Skipton Road near New Park roundabout

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • The 8.30 service from Harrogate to Leeds is delayed by two minutes
  • Other services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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

8.15am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Skipton Road heading down to the Empress roundabout
  • Wetherby Road, both ways, from Hookstone Chase to Kestrel roundabout
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Pannal traffic lights near BMW Stratstone
  • Otley Road near Harlow Moor Drive – due to roadworks
  • Ripon Road heading into Harrogate town centre
  • Starbeck High Street
  • Otley Road at its junction with Skipton Road near Oaker Bank
  • Ripon city centre around Skellbank
  • A661 heading into Spofforth

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

8am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Skipton Road heading down to the Empress roundabout
  • Wetherby Road, both ways, from Hookstone Chase to Kestrel roundabout
  • Leeds Road traffic lights near M&S Harrogate
  • Starbeck High Street from Shaw’s Trailer Park to Forest Lane
  • Ripon city centre around Skellbank
  • Bond End leading on to the High Street in Knaresborough
  • A661 heading into Spofforth

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

7.45am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Skipton Road heading down to the Empress roundabout
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Wetherby Road near Hookstone Chase
  • Leeds Road traffic lights near M&S Harrogate
  • Otley Road at its junction with Skipton Road near Oaker Bank
  • Ripon city centre around Skellbank
  • A61, heading out of Ripon, onto Hutton Bank

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

7.30am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Otley Road near Cold Bath Road – due to roadworks
  • Leeds Road traffic lights near M&S Harrogate
  • Skipton Road heading down to the Empress roundabout
  • Starbeck High Street near Forest Lane
  • Otley Road at its junction with Skipton Road near Oaker Bank
  • Knaresborough High Street near Gracious Street

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • The 7.23 train from Harrogate was delayed by two minutes
  • Other services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

7.15am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is beginning to build in these areas:

  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the A6598 North Rigton
  • Otley Road at its junction with Skipton Road near Oaker Bank
  • Ripon city centre, particularly around Low Skellgate
  • Knaresborough High Street near Market Place
  • Starbeck High Street near Forest Lane

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

7am – Full Update 

Roads

The roads are still quiet so far this morning. Keep checking in to see today’s traffic hotspots.

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

6.45am – Full Update 

Roads

The roads are still looking ok so far this morning, no traffic hotspots to report yet.

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

6.30am – Full Update 

Roads

The roads are looking ok so far this morning, no traffic hotspots to report yet.

Temporary traffic lights are in place here:

  • Otley Road from Cold Bath Road to Harlow Moor Road
  • Oakdale near Oakdale Golf Club
  • Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite, between West Lane and Brookfield
  • Clotherholme Road at the junction for Lark Lane, Ripon
  • A61 near Baldersby Garth

Trains

  • Services on the Harrogate, Knaresborough, York and Leeds 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.

 


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