RESURFACING work is expected to cause delays for motorists in the Thirsk area.

The Highways Agency is resurfacing the A618 between Warren Farm and Topcliffe.

The work, which should be completed by June 15, will be carried out on the northbound carriageway and will take place 24-hours a day.

Project manager Kyle Maylard said: “We will be working round-the-clock to carry out the work quickly and to minimise any disruption to drivers. A 50mph speed restriction will be in place during the work for the safety of drivers and road workers.”

During the project the northbound carriageway will be closed and traffic will be in contraflow on the southbound carriageway.

The A167 Topcliffe northbound entry slip road and B1448 Thirsk northbound exit slip roads will be closed.

Traffic wishing to enter or exit the A168 at those slip roads should follow the signed diversion route via A168 northbound, A168/A19 York Road Interchange, A170 to Thirsk then follow existing signs.