A £3m package of work is planned for a 10-mile stretch of the A64 near York which will improve the journeys for the thousands of drivers who use it every day.
Resurfacing, drainage, bridge maintenance and upgrading of traffic signals are just some of the work being carried out between Bramham and Grimston Bar.
The work is part of Highways England’s £80m maintenance improvements on Yorkshire’s roads this year providing drivers with smoother and safer journeys. Over the year over 207 miles of lanes will be resurfaced, using over 100,000 tonnes of material. That’s the same as resurfacing one lane of the M1 between York and London and 1.5 times the weight of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest aircraft carrier ever built for the Royal Navy.
Highways England project manager Chris Dunn said:
We are carrying out a series of improvements along the A64 between Bramham and Grimston Bar over the next few months which will provide better journeys for drivers and improve road safety.
It also includes improvements to the footpaths and kerbing, and other associated work such as cabling and renewing the white lines will be carried out as part of the 2 schemes.
Work will start tonight (Monday 30 October) at Grimston Bar for just under 2 months as part of a £0.7m scheme to resurface the roundabout and footpaths and upgrading the traffic signals.
The following week (Monday 6 November) sections of the A64 will be reconstructed and resurfaced between Bramham and Askham Bryan as part of a £2.5m scheme. The roundabout at Bramham will also be resurfaced and drainage work carried out between Bilbrough and Askham Bryan. This scheme will be carried out in phases and is expected be completed by the end of January.
Work will be carried out overnight, when traffic flows are lowest, between 8pm and 6am on weekdays, between 8pm on Friday and 9am on Saturday and 8pm on Saturday until 10am on Sunday.
Clearly signed diversions will be in place.
Work is also due to start in November on improving road safety at the Barton Hill crossroads.