Press release

A64 major resurfacing work

Over the next two months the Highways Agency will be resurfacing sections of the A64 between Bramham and Malton. Work will be carried out in 5 phases and will improve 8.5 miles of this North Yorkshire road.

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The work includes carriageway resurfacing and patching, the renewal of road markings and road studs, reinstating traffic monitoring loops and renewing damaged road gullies.

Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright said:

This is a £2.2 million scheme which is taking place to prolong the life of the carriageway. The work has been designed to improve the surface of the road and improve safety for road users, while minimising the need for future works in these locations. We ask that drivers take care travelling through the roadworks and along the diversion routes, following traffic signs and any instructions of site staff.

Work will start Monday 1 September and be completed by 4 November, however this is dependent on suitable weather conditions. From 1 September to 2 October work will take place on Monday to Thursday nights between 8pm and 6am. From 6 October until the works have been completed, work will take place every night between 8pm and 6am.

Phase 1 will take place between Bramham and Headley Bar. There will be overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway from 1 to 11 September.

Phase 2 will take place between the Flaxton Moor and Barton Hill Crossroads on the eastbound carriageway. There will be lane closures with temporary traffic signals and convoy working on the dual carriageway from 15 to 23 September.

Phase 3 will take place between Grimston Bar and Hopgrove Roundabout. There will be overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway from 24 September to 9 October.

Phase 4 will take place between Tadcaster and Askham Bryan. There will be overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway from 10 to 25 October.

Phase 5 will take place between Bilbrough Top and Tadcaster. There will be overnight closures of the westbound carriageway from 26 October to 3 November.

During the overnight closures clearly signed diversion routes will be in place:

Phases 1 and 4 – Traffic will use the A1(M), A59 and A1237. Phase 3 - Traffic will be routed through York City Centre. Phase 5 - Traffic will use the A1237, A59 and A1(M).

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 20 August 2014