There are many reasons why we may need to close a road - for maintenance and repairs, flooding, gas leaks, land slippage or events and street parties.
Any works on the public highway involving either a road closure or traffic restrictions require a traffic regulation order.
If a request is made for a road to be closed permanently we will make an application to the magistrates' court following consultation with statutory consultees and the local community. If a stopping up order is approved by the court, the land will revert back to whoever owned the land before it became a public highway.
To view a comprehensive list of current confirmed road and bridge closures across North Yorkshire, visit the current emergency road and bridge closures page:
This page is updated in the event of severe weather.
You can view information about planned roadworks and closures using our interactive map. Access it using the button below.