Work to improve the A64 between Rillington Fields and Rillington, providing a safer and smoother road surface for drivers, will start next week.
The Highways Agency will begin work to resurface the A64 carriageway and renew road markings and road studs on Friday 3 October.
In order to complete the work safely, a full weekend closure of the A64 will be required between Rillington Fields and Collinsons Lane, Rillington. The A64 will be closed from 8pm on Friday 3 October and will be re-opened by 6am on Monday 6 October. During the road closure clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.
Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright, said:
This work will provide a safer and smoother road surface along this section of the A64. This work has to take place over a weekend due to the depth of carriageway which needs to be resurfaced. If the work was carried out overnight the tarmac would not have sufficient time to cool before the road re-opened. We will also be able to carry out noisy operations during the day which will cause less disruption to residents.
To minimise disruption to drivers we have carefully planned the work to take place outside of the summer holidays. The diversion route has been agreed with the local authority and has been used successfully for previous schemes in this area. We have also been in contact with local bus services advising them of the closure.
Following the weekend closure the remaining work will take place overnight, between 8pm and 6am and temporary traffic lights will be in operation. The work is due to be completed on 10 October.
During the closures a clearly signed diversion route will be in place. Drivers travelling east will leave the A64 at Pickering Interchange and travel on the A169 to Pickering. Here drivers will take the A170 to Ayton where drivers wishing to travel towards Scarborough will continue along the A170, drivers wishing to continue onto the A64 will take the B1261 to Seamer and can re-join the A64. Westbound drivers will follow the same diversion in reverse. Access to residents living within the closure will be maintained via escort at all times.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.