Road patching details released

Further details have been released on the roadworks on St Helens Road and Thanet Road that are due to take place during the week commencing 16th November.

St Helens Road

Patching repairs to the carriageway are due to be carried out on Friday 20th November, during which time the road will be closed. A diversion route will be in place. Residents have been asked to ensure that cars are parked off road or elsewhere whilst the work is being carried out. The Contractor carrying out the work will be Sanmet.

The map below shows the extent of the patching work.

The area shaded red will patched up

The area shaded red will patched

Thanet Road

Patching repairs to the carriageway are due to be carried out on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November, during which time road closures will be in operation. A diversion route will be in place. Residents have been asked to ensure that cars are parked off road or elsewhere whilst the work is being carried out. The Contractor carrying out the work will be Sanmet.

The map below shows the extent of the patching work.

The area shaded red will be patched

The area shaded red will be patched


Road closures – Thanet Road and St Helen’s Road

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  • Thanet Road, York will be closed between its junctions with Chaloner’s Road and Eason View, York (ii) Railway View, York between its junction with Thanet Road and a point 10metres north east of the said junction from 0900hrs on 18th November until 2400hrs on 19th November 2015 for carriageway resurfacing works.  Additionally, the ‘ONE WAY’ direction of traffic flow in Eason View is suspended during the period of physical closure to allow two-way traffic flow in the said road when the closure is put into effect. During the works period vehicle movements between Easson View and St Helen’s Road will be controlled by two-way traffic signals. It is envisaged that the closure will be put in place in two phases, with on day for each phase during the works period. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be signed during the works period.
  • St Helen’s Road, York will be closed between the respective western property boundaries of No.’s 5 and 12 St Helen’s Road from 0001hrs on 20th November until 2400hrs on 26th November 2015 for carriageway resurfacing works. It is envisaged that the restrictions will only be put into effect between 0900hrs and 1600hrs on Friday 20th November 2015. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be available:from the eastern closure point via St Helen’s Road, Tadcaster Road, Moor Lane, Chaloner’s Road, Thanet Road and St Helen’s Road.
    from the western closure point via St Helen’s Road, Eason View, Chaloner’s Road, Moor Lane, Tadcaster Road and St Helen’s Road.
  • Details of other road closures can be found by clicking here

St Helen’s Road closed on Friday 20th November for road work – buses rerouted

Location: Bus 4 St Helen’s Road
Cause: Roadworks
Dates: 20 Nov 2015


St. Helen’s Road Closure Friday 20th November closed 0900-1600

during CYC highways works on the above date.

Service 4 will divert via Chaloner’s Rd, Moor Lane, and Tadcaster Road in both directions.

Stops not served;

all stops on Eason view, St Helens Road

Additional stops served;

all stops on diversion route.

Road works: Salisbury Tce closed 10th – 12th November

Carriageway Large Patching Works
Diversion - click to enlarge

Diversion – click to enlarge

 City of York Council is to carry out patching repairs to the carriageway on Salisbury Terrace in the week beginning 9th November. The programmed start date for the work is 10th November. The works are programmed to take approximately 2 days to complete, working weekdays only between 09:00 and 16:00. The areas affected are shown on the plan on the reverse of this letter.

In order to carry out these works safely, the road will be closed to all vehicles. There will be a diversion route in place each day until the works have been completed, at which time the road will be reopened to traffic.

Buses will not be able to service this area – an alternative route will be arranged by the bus companies.

Due to the nature of the works and the size and quantity of machinery required to carry out the works, it will not always be possible for residents to gain vehicular access to their properties.

Parking on Salisbury Terrace will be suspended for the duration of the works

Pedestrian access will be available at all times where possible. Cyclists will have to dismount and use the footways when travelling through the affected areas.

Further information contact 01904 551890

Road works in York next week. A1237 and Copmanthorpe affected

road worksFrom Monday 7th September City of York Council will undertake routine maintenance work on the whole of the A1237 outer ring road.

The work will take place between 8pm – 6am, to minimise disruption to residents any work close to housing will be carried out before 11pm.

The work will include hedge cutting and road gully / channel clearance to help improve visibility, redefine carriageway boundaries and resolve flooding problems.

Work will start at Hopgrove roundabout and progress anti-clockwise along the A1237. The work is scheduled to be completed by Saturday 3 October. Traffic lights will be used when work is taking place to ensure the safety of operatives.

As with any maintenance work on roads, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum; however motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

For travel information in and around York visit

Work to improve safety of Copmanthorpe junction

The work will aim to reduce the amount of ‘overshoot’ accidents where drivers on Hallcroft Lane may not realise they are approaching a crossroad junction and fail to give way to traffic on Manor Heath. This has lead to a number of serious incidents at the junction.

The work will see the Hallcroft Lane section of the junction widened to allow a pedestrian island to be included. Coloured surfacing will also be used to help road users differentiate between the major and minor roads. Signage in the area will also be improved.

The work is scheduled to take three weeks to complete, with work starting on Monday 7 September. Work will take place Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm during the first two weeks. Traffic will be managed by stop/go signals with no alterations to the bus service. This will be carried out by City of York Council.

During the third week whilst resurfacing is taking place a temporary full road closure will be in place on Hallcroft Lane from the Horseman Lane junction to the Manor Heath junction. The road will be closed between 9:15am and 4:15pm. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be signed via Horseman Lane, School Lane, Manor Heath.

Additionally to carry out the surfacing work at the junction of Manor Heath / Hallcroft Lane and Hagg Lane a temporary full road closure will be in place at the junction between 6:00pm and midnight on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 September. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be signed.

Fulford interchange closure next week

Works to resurface the A64 / A19 interchange, which supports the £2 million Department for Transport funded Pinch Point scheme in the area, will start next week.

 A19 pinch point

A19 pinch point

The A64 / A19 Fulford interchange will be resurfaced over four consecutive nights from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September, with full road closures between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

All traffic diversions will be clearly signed in the area and are as follows:
• North and south traffic on the A19: will be able to continue through the A64 junction using a single lane and working with traffic light control.

• Southbound (towards Selby) A19 traffic wishing to travel east on the A64: will not be affected as the A64 slip road will continue to be open.

• Southbound (towards Selby) A19 traffic wishing to travel west on the A64: will need to be diverted initially eastbound on the A64 via Grimston Bar to enable them to return westbound.

• Northbound (towards York) A19 traffic wishing to travel both east and west on the A64: traffic from the south (Selby) wishing to travel on the A64 (in either direction) will be diverted via the inner ring road and Hull Road A1079.

• A64 traffic wishing to use the A19: No direct access to the A19 at the A64/A19 junction. Traffic will be diverted via either Tadcaster Road A1036 or Hull Road A1079 and the inner ring.

• A64 East-west traffic: east – west traffic on the A64 will not be affected.

• Designer Outlet and Park&Ride: Works will be outside of the Designer Outlet’s opening times, so there will be minimum impact on access to and from the shopping centre. P&R services will not be affected. Patrons and staff leaving the Designer Outlet after 8pm will need to exit via Naburn Lane as St. Nicholas Avenue will be closed after this time.

• Buses: Two routes will be slightly affected, including the 415 service timetabled to leave the Designer Outlet at 9.15pm to York and 9.50pm to Selby. Passengers will need to walk to the stops on A19 Selby Road or A19 near Lingcroft Lane (Persimmon).

Motorists travelling during the hours of the works should expect delays and are advised to plan their journey accordingly. For travel advice visit

Full FAQs and plans of the Pinch Point scheme are available to view at:

The scheme is supported through approximately £2million Department for Transport funding, which City of York Council successfully bid for and secured from a share of a £170 million Government Pinch Point Fund in 2013.

The £2 million funding contributes towards the cost of the £4.7m overall project in this area which will help towards supporting local transport schemes that tackle congestion and support growth.

Footpath works completed on time

We are pleased to report that the footpath works on Turnmire Road have been completed on time. The work began on 20th July and had been expected to take five weeks.

Turnmire Road

As well as the footpath improvements, driveway crossovers have been resurfaced, and the grass verges have been left in a decent state.

This represents an improvement on the work done last year on Lerecroft Road, from which many of the grass verges have never recovered.

We welcome feedback from residents on priority areas for road and footpath improvements, so that we can bring these to the table in discussions on how resources  can be best deployed.

Where the roadworks will be in York

The York Council has said where they hope to undertake resurfacing work over the next few months.road works

The list does not include any supplementary work which may be scheduled as a result of the recent decision of the Council to increase the highways budget.

  • Huntington Road: scheduled 10th – 14th August (from the junction with Monkgate roundabout to a point approx 25m north of Lowther Street)
  • Westwood Terrace: scheduled 10th – 14th August (from Albermarle Road to No.31 Westwood Terrace)
  • Main Street, Copmanthorpe: scheduled 10th – 21st August (from the junction with Wilstrop Farm Road to points just beyond war memorial: Trowel House Farm; and No.3 Main Street)
  • Huntington Road (Sessions): scheduled 24th August – 4th September (from No.398 to roundabout)
  • South Lane, Haxby: scheduled 24th August – 4th September (from junction with Old Orchard to Headland Close)
  • Outgang Lane: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Murton Way to Traveller’s site)
  • Field Lane: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from University Road to Church Lane)
  • Kirkcroft / Churchfield Drive: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Greenshaw Drive to Minster View, including Churchfield Drive)
  • Knavesmire Crescent / Queen Victoria Street: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Queen Victoria Street to end of cul-de-sac section; and Queen Victoria Street from Curzon Terrace to Albermarle Road)
  • B1363 Wigginton Road: scheduled 7th – 18th September (from just north of the railway level crossing to a point just to the south of the signalised junction with Clifton Moor Gate)
  • Hallcroft Lane, Copmanthorpe: scheduled 7th – 18th September (from Horseman Lane to Manor Heath – including parts of crossroads with Manor Heath)
  • B1228 Elvington Lane: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Halifax Way to Common Lane)
  • Long Ridge Lane: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Millfield Lane to Station Road)
  • Wetherby Road, Rufforth: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Hannam Lane to a point just to the west of Mill Lane)
  • A1036 Jewbury: scheduled 21st September – 2nd October (from the Layerthorpe signalised junction to Cloisters Walk)
  • Cranbrook Road: scheduled 28th September – 9th October (from Cranbrook Avenue to Almsford Road)
  • Wheldrake Lane: scheduled 5th – 9th October (from the Westhouse Farm access road, travelling south through the first right hand bend, to a point just before the next left hand bend)
  • Chestnut Grove: scheduled 12th – 16th October (from Granger Avenue to Beech Grove)
  • Bishophill (Junior): scheduled 19th – 23rd October (from Priory Street to Bishophill Senior)
  • Bad Bargain Lane: scheduled 26th – 30th October (from Fourth Avenue to Burnhome Grove)
  • Hornsey Garth: scheduled 2nd – 6th November (full length, from junction with St Nicholas Way)
  • Trinity Lane: scheduled 9th – 13th November (from Micklegate to Fetter Lane)
  • Howard Drive, Rawcliffe: scheduled 2nd – 27th November (from junction with ‘smaller’ Shipton Road, adjacent to No.202, to a point just to the southwest of the junction with Vernon Road)
  • Fulfordgate: scheduled 18th January – 19th February (from Heslington Road to school entrance, possibly to include first three concrete bays into Eastward Avenue)
  • A59 Holgate Road: scheduled 29th February – 11th March (from The Mount to Cambridge Street)

Turnmire Road footpath resurfacing work set to start

The council’s Highways Department will start work on Monday 20th July to reconstruct the footpath on Turnmire Road.  The scheme is expected to take 5 weeks, weather permitting. Work will start at 8am and finish at 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Turnmire RdPaving flags will be taken up and relayed, with broken and worn ones replaced. Vehicle crossings will be reconstructed in concrete, and some road kerbs are to be replaced.

Properties that had hedges and vegetation overhanging the footpath have been asked to cut it back to allow the workers access to the rear of the footway.

Cycle track ‘missing link’ inches towards conclusion



Revival cycle track ends


On a recent visit to York College Ann, Stephen and Ashley raised the issue of the ‘missing link’ in the cycle track that will connect Tadcaster Road with the Green Lane.

The link currently comes to an abrupt halt at the bottom end of the Revival development, on the old College site.

Revival cycle track
  Environmental consultants have been commissioned to survey the area where a path would potentially go, as the area is an established newt habitat.  The outcome of the survey will determine which alignment the path will take and what time of year would be best for the construction to cause minimum disturbance to the wildlife.

Once there is clarity on the wildlife issues and best route, it should be possible to proceed with construction as the funding has already been secured.

The College has also confirmed that it expects the building work currently taking place on site to be completed in August.