Press release

February dates announced for A64 improvements

Improvements to take place along a 50 mile stretch of the A64 during February.

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Details have been announced about improvements taking place along a 50 mile stretch of the A64 during February, which will provide better journeys for drivers.

Contractors for Highways England began a series of projects last month to carry out 5 resurfacing schemes, upgrades to 3 pedestrian and cycling routes, and projects to improve white lines and reflective road studs, as well as vegetation clearance and general maintenance.

This month work will start on resurfacing in Scagglethorpe and installing pedestrian islands in Ganton and Heslerton. Work at Bishopthorpe to replace the roadside barrier and replace the bridge joint, will continue until May.

Highways England project manager Adeeb Saeed said:

We are carrying out a series of improvements along the A64 between Bramham and Staxton over the next few months which will provide better journeys for drivers and improve road safety.

We have already completed 3 resurfacing schemes and replaced the reflective road studs and repainted the white lines from Musley Bank to Pickering and at Whitwell Duals.

Work is continuing along the A64 to install a new pedestrian barrier and clear the vegetation. This work requires a lane closure overnight and is set to finish at the end of this week.

Resurfacing work at Scagglethorpe will take place overnight on Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 February between 8pm and 6am. The road will be fully closed with traffic being diverted along the A169 and A170.

On Monday 8 February work is due to start on installing new pedestrian islands in Ganton and East and West Heslerton. Work is due to start on Monday 8 February in Ganton, Monday 15 February in West Heslerton and finally on Monday 22 February in East Heslerton. It is expected that work will take around 5 weeks at each location.

This work will mainly be carried out during the day between 9.30am and 3.30pm with temporary traffic lights in place. Some work will be carried out at night when traffic will be led through the roadworks by a contractor’s vehicle in convoys.

All work is dependent on reasonable weather conditions.

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 3 February 2016