Press release

A64 upgrade near York to improve drivers’ journeys

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A project to improve a three-mile stretch of the A64 near York is due to begin on Monday 22 June, providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

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Highways England is resurfacing the westbound stretch of the A64 between Hopgrove Roundabout (junction with A1237) and Grimston Bar (the junction with the A166 Stamford Bridge Road and the A1079 Hull Road). Road markings will also be renewed and new reflective road studs will be installed.

All of the work will be carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am, on Monday to Thursday nights only so that drivers can continue to use the A64 as normal during the day and at weekends.

John Howard, Project Manager at Highways England, said:

The improvements we’re making to the A64 will benefit the thousands of drivers who use it every day, with the new road surface and reflective road studs making journeys smoother and safer.

We’ll be carrying out all of the work overnight so that the road is unaffected throughout the day. There will also be no work at all at weekends, benefitting people traveling on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The project will take around a month to complete and drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversions when sections of the road are closed.

The works will take place in three phases. During the first phase the westbound exit slip road at Grimston Bar will be closed overnight for one week from Monday 22 June.

During phase 2, parts of the A1237 Hopgrove roundabout, and at times the three-mile stretch of the westbound A64 between Hopgrove and Grimston Bar, will then be closed overnight for one week from Monday 29 June.

Finally, the three-mile stretch of the westbound A64 to the east of York will be closed overnight for three weeks from Monday 6 July for Phase 3.

Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversions when the closures are in place, and the project is due to be completed by Friday 24 July.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 19 June 2015