Press release

Improved road surface on the A64 near Malton

Drivers will benefit from an improved road surface once work to resurface the A64 near Malton is completed.

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Highways England will be resurfacing just over 2 miles of the A64 between Rillington and East Knapton.

Overnight closures on Monday to Thursday nights, between 8pm and 6am, started on Monday 14 November. Residents will be led through the roadworks by a contractor’s vehicle at reduced speed limits of 40 and 10mph.

As part of the £2 million scheme, approximately 800 reflective road studs will be replaced, road markings repainted and gullies cleared.

To carry out the work the A64 will be closed in both directions between Rillington and Knapton for 3 weekends, from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday. These closures will run from Friday 25 November until Monday 28 November, Friday 2 December until Monday 5 December and from Friday 9 December until Monday 12 December. The closures are subject to reasonable weather conditions and if any weekend work is cancelled it will take place on the following weekend.

Highways England project manager Adeeb Saeed said:

This project will provide drivers with safer and smoother journeys along this stretch of the A64.

Every effort is being made to ensure disruption to traffic and residents is kept to a minimum.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A169 from Malton to Pickering then along the A170 to Scarborough. Short diversions around minor roads will also be in place where junctions are closed. The scheme is expected to be completed by the end of December, depending 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 17 November 2016