As previously mentioned I am well aware of the disruption caused by the closure of the A19. NYCC have now confirmed a clear way forward with firm dates. The attached report from North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) explains how both the causeway and road are being rebuilt. The report also explains the risks factored into the planned completion date of 25 June 2021. On completion we will have a new road on a new causeway, protected from erosion on both sides by flood resilient boulder slopes.
The objective now is to ensure that risks are managed downwards and to bring the end date forward if any stages with high risk can be completed early. To that end NYCC have been asked to undertake monthly reviews of outstanding risks and to bring the completion date forward if at all possible.
The preparatory work of diverting the trunk telephone network and high-pressure gas pipeline has now been completed so the existing road can be excavated. This will reveal the full extent of the erosion within the causeway, one of the largest unknown risks.
The rebuilding of this section of the A19 will cost about twice as much as it took to repair Tadcaster bridge after it collapsed in 2015. The Government is contributing £6M towards the cost of the rebuild.