Press release

Improvements for North Yorkshire drivers

Highways England is making journeys better and safer between York and Scarborough in North Yorkshire.


Three improvement schemes on the A64 will benefit the 11,000 drivers who use this road every day.

They will result in a smoother road surface, along with better footpaths, road markings and drainage, and a renewed safety barrier which is crucial if accidents happen.

Highways England project manager Adeeb Saeed said:

Our improvements along the A64 over the next few months mean people have better and safer better journeys on this important road between York and Scarborough.

We’re carrying out the work overnight when there is least traffic so disruption is kept to a minimum for drivers and residents.

To enable the work to be done as quickly as possible, there will be some overnight closures of some parts of the A64, with clearly signed diversions in place, and some use of temporary traffic lights.

The improvements will be completed by the end of April.

The work will be carried out:

  • this evening until the end of March between 8pm and 6am on weeknights and between 8pm and 10am at the weekends between Collinsons Lane and Rillington crossroads
  • from Monday 27 March for three weeks between Hopgrove and Stockton between 8pm and 6am
  • from late March/early April to end of April between 8pm and 6am between Scotchman Lane and the start of the dual-carriageway at Whitwell

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 14 March 2017