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A59 Closure

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:26 pm

Anyone know the latest on the A59 closure? Caused a few issues trying to get to the north east recently. Mixed messages online.

Need to get to Northallerton (at rush hour) tomorrow. Any ideas on best route. Trying to avoid Ilkley as it added over an hour more than it shouldve on both trips last week. So is M62 best option?

(Maps and Sat Nav actually show the normal route as OK :roll: :roll: :roll: )

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby starting_11 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:28 pm

Google maps showing it closed at Blubberhouses until the 20th

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Burnley1989 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:29 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Anyone know the latest on the A59 closure? Caused a few issues trying to get to the north east recently. Mixed messages online.

Need to get to Northallerton (at rush hour) tomorrow. Any ideas on best route. Trying to avoid Ilkley as it added over an hour more than it shouldve on both trips last week. So is M62 best option?

(Maps and Sat Nav actually show the normal route as OK :roll: :roll: :roll: )


Yes, I spent the majority of my time in the North East, unfortunately you’re stuck with the two options mentioned! It’s driving me mad! Heard it was a land slide but you can’t get anywhere near to see

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:30 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:Yes, I spent the majority of my time in the North East, unfortunately you’re stuck with the two options mentioned! It’s driving me mad! Heard it was a land slide but you can’t get anywhere near to see

I was inclined to nip past the diversion sign :o

Its bad enough if its slow traffic on that road. But its a nightmare now.

Will probably go with the 62.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Barry_Chuckle » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm

It's still closed mate.

Try going through Keighley, head towards Bingley on the old road (Riddlesden) not the bypass and turn up through East Morton, past Dick Hudsons and through to Otley that way.
At Pool in Wharfedale go over the river and take first Left onto the B6161 follow it through Leathley and Beckwithshaw. If you don't turn off the B6161 it will take you back onto the A59 at Killinghall.
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Re: A59 Closure

Postby piston broke » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:39 pm

The scenic route is Grassington, or Bolton Abbey,—Pateley Bridge—Ripon— Northallerton.
A lot shorter but not the best of roads

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Paranoid » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:41 pm

CC there is always the scenic route through Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and onto the A61, possibly quicker than Ilkley route!

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Paranoid » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:41 pm

Great minds PB.

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Re: A59 Closure

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Thanks all.

More bothered that there is an excellent pub on the way home and an excellent cafe on the way up!

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby yorkyclaret » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:17 pm

Plenty of routes, rush hour best to pick a quiet way. Skipton Leyburn or Settle Hawes?

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Colburn_Claret » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:25 pm

In good weather I always drive up Bishopdale and down Wharfedale to Skipton
4U
Skipton Kettlwell Leyburn Bedale Northallerton
It might take longer, but the veiws are worth it.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Burnley1989 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:46 pm

piston broke wrote:The scenic route is Grassington, or Bolton Abbey,—Pateley Bridge—Ripon— Northallerton.
A lot shorter but not the best of roads


Did that yesterday, lovely drive but took ages

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Longside4evr » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:59 pm

was over visiting family 2 weeks ago had a trip out to york,
like you say that diversion is a nightmare took 3 hours twice as long as it should went 62 back off a bury longer but miles quicker took me an hour and half that way
If I would have known it was closed would have done the 62 to york as well good luck anyhow 62 can be a nightmare on its day

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby piston broke » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:Did that yesterday, lovely drive but took ages

Only drive I know where you can get seasick but it is a grand change from Blubberhouses.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Rodneyyouplonker » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Went up today drove all way up to where landslide is. There was a guy standing there I told him I was going reservoir and he let me take a left towards west end I think it is. Follow road and brings you out near pateley bridge just follow signs. Hardly anyone on road as its 'access only' but if your in a rush.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Top Claret » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:34 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Anyone know the latest on the A59 closure? Caused a few issues trying to get to the north east recently. Mixed messages online.

Need to get to Northallerton (at rush hour) tomorrow. Any ideas on best route. Trying to avoid Ilkley as it added over an hour more than it shouldve on both trips last week. So is M62 best option?

(Maps and Sat Nav actually show the normal route as OK :roll: :roll: :roll: )



You obviously live that way on, you want to get a grip with your local area. You sound like a mucker of mine who can't go anywhere without a sat nav.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Wokingclaret » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:05 pm

Wonderful bit of road, will be sad when it goes to the other side. But I accept it can't keep being closed!
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Re: A59 Closure

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:32 pm

Top Claret wrote:You obviously live that way on, you want to get a grip with your local area. You sound like a mucker of mine who can't go anywhere without a sat nav.

Dont live anywhere near it. Thanks for the concern though.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Funkydrummer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:46 pm

We came across the problem on Wednesday when going to York to see ARW at the
Barbican. Luckily we are retired and went with a view of having a full day out in
York before the show.

The diversion, whilst interesting in some respects, was essentially a nightmare
even though we had loads of time. However for the journey home we decided to
head for the A1(M) to the M62, M66 and home to Burnley.

All went well until we hit signs that informed us that junctions 18 to 20 on the M62
were closed. This meant we had to exit the motorway at the Rochdale junction and
head over Owd Betts and onwards from there.

Not good on the travel front.

ARW were very good though.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:56 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:We came across the problem on Wednesday when going to York to see ARW at the
Barbican. Luckily we are retired and went with a view of having a full day out in
York before the show.

The diversion, whilst interesting in some respects, was essentially a nightmare
even though we had loads of time. However for the journey home we decided to
head for the A1(M) to the M62, M66 and home to Burnley.

All went well until we hit signs that informed us that junctions 18 to 20 on the M62
were closed. This meant we had to exit the motorway at the Rochdale junction and
head over Owd Betts and onwards from there.

Not good on the travel front.

ARW were very good though.

Its a nightmare to be honest the state of roads in this country.

M6 has been 50mph avg speed check for years. Its now down to 40 in parts.

M60 the same.

Lucky to move at peak times on either of those or the 62.

All three as bad as the 25.

M1s the only one thats not too bad (or m6 from carlisle onwards).

Dont get me started on pot holes.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby Funkydrummer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Its a nightmare to be honest the state of roads in this country.

M6 has been 50mph avg speed check for years. Its now down to 40 in parts.

M60 the same.

Lucky to move at peak times on either of those or the 62.

All three as bad as the 25.

M1s the only one thats not too bad (or m6 from carlisle onwards).

Dont get me started on pot holes.


It must be a nightmare driving around the country for a living, I'm glad I
don't have to do it anymore. If you have time restraints and schedules to adhere to
it must be very frustrating.

Another thing I have noticed on my leisurely travels, is the number of road signs
that are either partially or wholly obscured, usually by trees and foliage.

Even today, my trip into Padiham was marred by roadworks with temporary traffic
lights and a single lane road outside Whitegate garage.

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Re: A59 Closure

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:18 am

Funkydrummer wrote:It must be a nightmare driving around the country for a living, I'm glad I
don't have to do it anymore. If you have time restraints and schedules to adhere to
it must be very frustrating.

Another thing I have noticed on my leisurely travels, is the number of road signs
that are either partially or wholly obscured, usually by trees and foliage.

Yep. I have to drive a lot but fortunately I am in control of where I go and when to a certain extent. So going before 6 or after 9 usually works a trick. Coming back is usually the bigger nightmare as coming from anywhere after 3 is chaos.


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