They are just roughing in the alternative route, which tracks to the North of the existing Kex Gill road, which keeps slipping into the Beck. It’s going to take another 2 years. Here’s the start.
I hope to post updates as the project wears on. Now if only they could find a way to bypass the whole of Harrogate, which for 60 years I have only experienced as a rude interruption in the passage between Lancashire and York. BTW the Mini 3 was struggling to make headway into the wind up the valley, though there was no wind where I was on the North Moor Road to West End.