A main route into York was closed this lunchtime in response to a sink hole opening up.

Bishopthorpe Road is temporarily closed from noon today (16 September) between its junctions with Charlton Street and Scarcroft Road.

This will allow City of York Council to investigate and repair a sink hole which appeared under the carriageway.

The juction will be re-opened as soon as possible, but until further investigations are carried out it is not known how long the work will take to be completed.

A diversion route is in place for travellers and will follow Campleshon Road / Kanvesmire Road / Tadcaster Road / The Mount / Scarcroft Road.

The council’s assistant director of transport James Gilchrist said:

  • We apologise for the inconvenience this emergency closure will cause.

    We are working with our contractors to resolve the issue as soon as possible and will update travellers on timescales as soon as possible.

There are already temporary traffic lights on Bishopthorpe Road as work continues to upgrade the street and make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians.