Valley Road in Scarborough is closed for weeks, to allow bridge scaffolding to be taken down

Scarborough's Valley Road will be shut into December due to bridge works.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 12:16 pm

Contractors carrying out a £2 million repainting of Valley Bridge on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council are taking down scaffolding from the structure, which means Valley Road will now be closed until December 11.

Diversions are in place at the Aquarium Top roundabout and at Grosvenor Road.

During the work to the bridge, the existing paint surfaces have been removed before contractors applied a new three-coat paint system in the bridge’s classic dark green to protect its structure.

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Valley Road is closed until December 11

In total over the last six years North Yorkshire County Council will have spent nearly £4 million on the bridge’s first complete refurbishment since 1933. In that year the bridge, which first opened in 1865, was rebuilt to accommodate the increase in motorised traffic.