Richmondshire District Council

Roads and bridges

C106 - Grinton Moor

North Yorkshire County Council’s bridge engineers have designed a temporary structure to replace the collapsed bridge on Grinton Moor on the C106 from Grinton towards Leyburn. As a result of saturated ground, work is still progressing on a temporary route alongside the bridge. The temporary replacement will enable the road to be reopened, and enable the UCI Road World Championship race to take place on the publicised route in September. Work is progressing to clear Grinton Beck.

Reconstruction work of a permanent structure will take place next year.


This road, which links the upper dale to Richmond, has now been re-opened to two-way traffic on Thursday 29 August, following its initial re-opening to single-file traffic. The county council have carried out repairs to a landslip and installed a temporary metal bridge over the damaged Cogden Beck Bridge. Work has now been completed to construct a temporary crossing of the beck to one side of the road, allowing the traffic signals to be removed. Permanent repairs will be carried out next spring. 

Road diversions

The county council will continue to monitor diversion routes, some of which are on very minor roads, to make sure they are safe and usable at all times. Other bridges within the the flood affected area have been inspected by bridge engineers and are deemed to be safe.

Everyone is urged to drive with care and be patient in letting other vehicles pass safely.

Further details regarding road diversions and closures can be found on North Yorkshire County Council's website.

Closed footpaths

Some public rights of way are still closed. The Yorkshire Dales National Park website provides details of the areas that are affected due to missing bridges, stepping stones, landslips or path surface erosion. Further details are also available on the Yorkshire Dales National Park blog.

Flood recovery and support drop in sessions

A number of support drop in sessions are taking place at Reeth Memorial Hall for anyone affected by the summer flooding in Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale.

The sessions provide an opportunity to meet RCVA's community support worker and grant case worker, along with a range of organisations, including Richmondshire District Council, who will be providing information and support.

Sessions are taking place on 27th September, 4th and 18th of October, 1st, 15th and 29th of November 2019, between 9.30am to 12.30pm.

For further details contact Judith Bromfield at or call 07739 478121. 

Useful North Yorkshire County Council links

Additional information

Letter to all affected constituents from Rishi Sunak MP (4 August 2019).

Press release (6 August 2019) regarding the continuing clear up effort in the Dales.

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