Motorists face delays as works to repair a culvert on near Fryston Beck get underway.
As part of the works Spittal Hardwick Lane will be closed for three weeks and temporary traffic lights will be in place.
The scheme will take around 18 weeks to complete and drivers have been told to expect delays.
Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “This will strengthen and maintain our highways network to make sure a better experience for drivers in and out of the district.
“We want to make sure residents aware that delays will be inevitable and they should set off in plenty of time to reach their destination.”
For more information contact the council’s contact centre on 0345 8 506 506.