Work on a £3.3m scheme to provide a smoother road surface for drivers in North Yorkshire will continue in January as resurfacing work takes place on the A64 between York and Scarborough.
The work includes patching and resurfacing the carriageway, renewing road markings and roads studs, reinstating traffic loops and bridge joints, and renewing damaged road gullies. Other essential maintenance work will be carried out within the closures to maximise the benefits to drivers.
Highways Agency project manager Steven Wright said:
This is essential maintenance work which will improve the road surface and safety for road users and minimise the need for future work along this route. The work is programmed to restart on Monday 12 January and be completed in March, however all dates are subject to appropriate weather conditions. This work will also include weekend work between Staxton and Seamer roundabouts which was cancelled in late 2014.
During the work it will be necessary to fully close the A64 over 5 weekends. The weekend road closures are required to allow us to carry out sections of deep resurfacing, which will mean there are large excavations in the carriageway. During the closures diversion routes will be clearly signed and drivers should allow extra time when travelling in the area.
Work will take place in four phases:
West and East Heslerton (12 January to 1 February)
Work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am using temporary traffic signals and convoy working.
In addition there will be two full weekend closures of the A64 between Knapton (B1258) and Sherburn. The A64 will be fully closed from 8pm on Friday and reopened by 6am Monday on the weekends of 16 to19 January and 23 to 26 January. A signed diversion route will be in place along the A169 and A170 via Pickering.
Pickering Interchange to Brambling Fields (1 to 14 February)
Overnight closures of the A64 eastbound carriageway between Pickering Interchange and Brambling Fields will take place between 8pm and 6am. A signed diversion route will be in place via Malton. When works are in the vicinity of the eastbound entry slip road at Brambling Fields there will also be slip road closures, lane closures, temporary traffic signals and convoy working.
Barton Hill Cross Roads (14 to 17 February)
Work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am on the westbound carriageway of the A64 between Whitwell-on-the-Hill and Barton Hill. Lane closures, temporary traffic signals and convoy working will in operation.
Staxton to Seamer Roundabout (20 February to 9 March)
Full weekend closures of the A64 will be required between Staxton and Seamer roundabouts. Provisionally the A64 will be fully closed from 8pm on Friday and reopened by 6am Monday on the weekends of 20 to 23 February, 27 February to 2 March and 6 to 9 March. These closures will be confirmed in the coming weeks. A signed diversion route will be in place along the A169 and A170 via Pickering.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
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