A LONG-awaited resurfacing scheme in Ryedale is due to start next week.

Work will begin in Main Street, Amotherby, on Monday, March 20.

The road will be closed from March 20 to 24, from 7pm to midnight, and from March 27 to 31, from 9.30am to 3pm.

A diversion will be in place. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, March 31.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for highways, said: “Local residents have wanted to see this resurfacing scheme for some time.

"We will do everything we can to make sure the work is completed in the shortest time with the minimum inconvenience to residents, businesses and the travelling public.”