Press release

Drainage improvements on A64 near Staxton

A project to repair damaged drainage on a stretch of the A64 near Staxton is due to begin on Monday 26 October, improving safety for drivers.

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The 3 week long Highways England scheme will tackle flooding issues around Seamer roundabout, where the B1261 Main Street meets the A64.

The majority of work will be carried out during the day and the southern section of the roundabout will be closed at times. Overnight eastbound closures between the roundabout at Seamer and the roundabout at Crossgates will also be required.

A temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place at all times of day for the safety of drivers.

Highways England project manager Adeeb Saeed said:

The drainage around Seamer roundabout is prone to becoming blocked which causes it to flood and leaves water on the road.

We’ll be replacing damaged sections of the existing carriageway drainage which should prevent this from happening again in the future, but we’ll need to have a temporary speed limit in place so the work can be carried out safely.

This project will improve safety for drivers as it will reduce the risk of flooding on this stretch of road.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place. While the southern section of the roundabout is closed, traffic will be directed to travel to the roundabout at Staxton and back along the eastbound carriageway. Traffic heading eastbound between Seamer roundabout and Crossgates roundabout will travel along the B1261 through Seamer and on to the roundabout at Crossgates.

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 October 2015