The A19 between Chapel Haddlesey and Eggborough was opened to traffic on 21 June at 16.00. The ribbon was cut by North Yorkshire County Council chair Cllr Stuart Martin.
Among the first vehicles to drive across the new causeway were HGV’s driven by Harry Campey, transport manager for Campeys of Selby; Vanessa Taperell, of Selby skip hire and waste removal business Taperell Environmental and Jane Burns the landlady of the Jug Inn at Chapel Haddlesey.
The reconstruction of the causeway involved 30,000 tonnes of rock armour to protect the sides of the embankment. The road itself has been built on 12,361 tonnes of porous material to allows any floodwater to drain away, and that is topped by another 10,514 tonnes of material which acts as a drainage layer.
The A19 is one our busiest roads and the closure made life difficult for many residents and businesses. I would like to thank Balfour Beatty and North Yorkshire County Council for the big push to get the road open on 21 June and to especially thank local residents for their patience while the road was being re-built.
For the full announcement from North Yorkshire County Council see here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/news/article/opening-rebuilt-vital-a19-link-welcomed