Live: Harrogate district traffic and travel
Last updated May 5, 2021

Good morning, I’m here with another morning of traffic updates for you every 15 minutes.

It’s Suzannah again today and I’m here to keep the Harrogate district moving.  Please give me a call with any updates, if it is safe to do so, 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.

Have a lovely day.


9am – Full Update 

That’s it from me today, I’ll be back from 6.30am tomorrow morning.

Have a great day.

Roads

Traffic Hotspots:

  • Empress roundabout, particularly the Knaresborough Road and Wetherby Road exits – ten minute delays
  • Leeds Road around M&S Food Hall – ten minute delays
  • Harewood – very slow traffic

Traffic is building here:

  • Wetherby Road, both ways
  • Leeds Road from Pannal down towards Harrogate’s Prince of Wales roundabout
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • Otley Road near Cold Bath Road – due to roadworks
  • Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive, near St John Fisher
  • Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate
  • Knaresborough High Street near Gracious Street
  • Ripon city centre particularly around Low Skellgate

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 Hotspots:

  • Empress roundabout, particularly the Knaresborough Road and Wetherby Road exits – ten minute delays
  • Harewood – very slow traffic

Traffic is building here:

  • Wetherby Road, both ways
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • Leeds Road from Pannal down towards Harrogate’s Prince of Wales roundabout
  • Otley Road near Cold Bath Road – due to roadworks
  • Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive, near St John Fisher
  • Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate
  • Bond End leading onto Knaresborough High Street
  • Otley Road going through Killinghall
  • Ripon city centre particularly around Low Skellgate

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 Hotspots:

  • Wetherby Road – nine minute delays
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout, particularly coming East on the A658 – slow traffic 
  • Harewood – very slow traffic

Traffic is building here:

  • Skipton Road heading towards the Empress roundabout
  • Ripon Road from the bottom of Parliament Street to New park roundabout
  • Hookstone Drive and Oatlands Drive, near St John Fisher
  • Knaresborough Road entering the Empress roundabout
  • Leeds Road roundabout near the M&S food hall
  • A661 heading through Spofforth
  • Bond End leading onto Knaresborough High Street
  • Ripon city centre particularly around Low Skellgate
  • A61 near Baldersby – due to roadworks

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 has been delayed by three minutes it will also be made of two coaches instead of three
  • 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 Hotspots:

  • Empress roundabout, particularly the Knaresborough Road and Wetherby Road exits – seven minute delays

Traffic is building here:

  • Wetherby Road from Kestrel to the Empress roundabout
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • York Place
  • Skipton Road heading towards the Empress roundabout
  • Ripon Road, both ways, around Jennyfield Drive
  • Bond End leading onto Knaresborough High Street
  • Ripon Road going through Ripley
  • Ripon city centre particularly around Low Skellgate
  • Main Street through Helperby

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 will be made of two coaches instead of three
  • 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

8am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is building here:

  • Wetherby Road, both ways, around Hookstone Chase
  • York Place
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • Harewood
  • Starbeck High Street, both ways
  • New Park roundabout
  • Otley Road going through Killinghall
  • Ripon city centre particularly around Low Skellgate
  • Knaresborough High Street around 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 8.01 service from Knaresborough to York has been delayed by 4 minutes, it will arrive at 8.05
  • The 8.30 service from Harrogate to Leeds will be made of two coaches instead of three
  • 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

7.45am – Full Update

Roads

Traffic is building here:

  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • A661 heading through Spofforth
  • Oaker Bank just off Penny Pot Lane
  • Skipton Road coming down towards the Empress roundabout
  • Otley Road at its junction with Skipton Road, near Oaker Bank
  • Ripon Road near New Park roundabout
  • Harewood
  • A61 near Baldersby – due to roadworks

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 7.52 service from Harrogate to York has been delayed by 4 minutes, it will arrive at 7.56.
  • 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

7.30am – Full Update 

Roads

Traffic is building here:

  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • Pannal traffic lights near BMW Stratstone
  • A661 heading through 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

  • The 7.52 service from Harrogate to York has been delayed by 4 minutes, it will arrive at 7.56.
  • 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 building here:

  • Wetherby Road, heading out of Harrogate
  • Starbeck High Street from Shaw’s Trailer Park to the rail crossing
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • Bond End, Knaresborough

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

Traffic is building here:

  • Wetherby Road, heading out of Harrogate
  • Starbeck High Street from Shaw’s Trailer Park to the rail crossing
  • Buttersyke Bar roundabout coming from the 658 North Rigton
  • Bond End, Knaresborough

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 clear so far this morning. Keep an eye on the blog for updates.

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 6.51 service from Knaresborough to York will be made of two coaches instead of three.
  • 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

6.30am – Full Update 

Roads

The roads are looking clear 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

  • The 6.42 service from Harrogate to York will be made of two coaches instead of three.
  • 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

 


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