Highways England has reiterated that its planned essential work on the A64 will not go ahead until the company is satisfied it will not adversely affect the local community.
Highways England recognises people need to use the A64 due to the closure of the Tadcaster bridge on the local A659.
Highways England service delivery team leader Roger Wantling said:
We understand the difficulties faced by people who need to use the A64. The work planned on the A64 between Bramham and Tadcaster Ings needs to be carried out to provide better journeys for drivers and it is important that road users are given advance notice of any planned work – but as more people will be using the A64 due to the closure of Tadcaster bridge it will of course not be carried out until we have discussed it with the local councils and ascertained that it will not adversely affect the local community.
We obviously understand the concerns that have been raised so far and we will be discussing this further before we proceed with the work. But we would like to reiterate that we will not go ahead with anything that will have a significant impact on the local community.
As soon as a decision has been made we will inform residents, businesses and road users.
The resurfacing is part of a package of work planned for a 50-mile section of the A64 during 2016.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
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