A DROP-in session for people to find out about the repair scheme currently underway on the A59 at Kex Gill is due to take place later this month in Bolton Abbey.

The evening information event at Bolton Abbey Village Hall on Wednesday, June 19 is one of two being organised by North Yorkshire Council, the other will take place on June 11 at Beckett Church, Hampsthwaite.

In addition to information about the current repairs, which have meant the full closure of the stretch of the A59 and which are due to be finished by the end of June, there will be information about the realignment project, work on which is also on-going and when finished will bypass the landslip section of the A59.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Council said: "Work is still progressing well on the A59 at Kex Gill, and we have installed the full 85 metres of steel sheets – known as piles – to create the structural wall required.

Work is now underway to reconstruct the carriageway behind the newly installed sheet piles, along with drainage works and the relocation of telephone cables. We are doing all we can to complete the repair as quickly and safely as possible and still anticipate the road reopening before the end of June."

The road closed at the end of January after a large crack appeared next to the carriageway. It was initially reduced to a single lane, with traffic lights, before a full closure at the start of February.

 The drop-in session at Bolton Abbey Village Hall will take place on Wednesday, June 19 between 6pm and 8pm; and at St Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite, on June 11 between 6pm and 8pm.