Construction of a new single two-lane road bypassing Bedale, Leeming Bar and Aiskew, and linking to the new A1(M) upgrade.
For a number of years the scheme was held up for financial reasons, and the initial plan to open the road at the same time as the adjoining new motorway did not come to pass. It is instead being built at the same time as the next phase of the A1(M) works.
As well as relieving Bedale town centre, the bypass will improve access to the motorway from Northallerton and the Dales.
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Following the autumn spending review, this scheme has been allocated to the DfT's development group. It will therefore undergo further scrutiny before a final decision is made on whether or not to proceed.
It was announced today that the DfT will contribute Â£35.9m towards this scheme. The offer is subject to approval by NYCC.
The scheme is now on site, being constructed. At the moment that is focused on enabling work (fencing, haul roads and so on), with 'proper' construction due to start a little later in 2015.
The bypass is now expected to be complete in August 2016, three months ahead of schedule, despite setbacks during the winter due to heavy rain.
The road was officially opened on Thursday 11th August.
- The News North Yorkshire: Multi-million pound Bedale bypass wins planners' approval
- North Yorkshire County Council: Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar bypass
- Wills Bros Ltd: Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar Bypass
With thanks to Geoff Dixon, Toby Speight, Andrew and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.