A SECTION of main road will be closed next week so that a tree deemed to be dangerous can be removed.

The stretch of the A6068 outside the Dog and Gun pub at Glusburn will be shut for five consecutive days, from Monday (March 1), between 9am and 4pm.

County Councillor Philip Barrett said: “Disease in the tree means there is a significant risk of branches falling off and given its close proximity to the road, this poses a safety hazard for road users.

“There are a number of healthy trees on the verge so please be assured that this won’t considerably change the appearance of the street.”

A number of replacement trees have already been planted on the verge towards Carr Head Lane by the local parish council, funded from County Councillor Barrett’s locality budget.

Advance warning signs are in place and there will be a signed diversion. Operatives working on site will be observing all Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

For any updates on the road closure, visit northyorks.gov.uk/roadworks-map.