Moor Lane closure for road resurfacing on 24 October

City of York Council will be carrying out carriageway maintenance works at Moor Lane commencing on Monday 24th October for a period of one day (weather permitting).

The site extents are as shown on the plan below. The works will be carried out between 9.15am and 4.00pm.

Moor Lane resurfacing area

Moor Lane resurfacing area

The works will consist of resurfacing sections of Moor Lane together with the renewal / adjustment of some carriageway ironwork and the reinstatement of all road markings.

In order to carry out these works safely the use of a temporary road closure from the junction of A1237 Ring Road to the junction with Cairnborrow will be necessary whilst works are taking place. A clearly signed diversion route will be set out for through traffic. Site staff will be on hand to advise and assist residents about the access restrictions once the works are ongoing.

Emergency services will be permitted through the works in any situation.

Patching things up

Action by local Lib Dem councillor Stephen Fenton has resulted in some much-needed road surface patching work being done on Leeside and Ashbourne Way.

Kerbside road repairs on Leeside

Kerbside road repairs on Leeside

 

 

 

 

 

A number of potholes have been patched on Ashbourne Way

A number of potholes have been patched on Ashbourne Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over on Tadcaster Road, Stephen has asked for action to be taken on the very poor state of the cycle path at the entrance to Little Hob Moor. Excavation work undertaken on behalf of a utility company has left the area in a real mess, and poses a hazard for pedestrians and cyclists.

Damaged path at the entrance to Little Hob Moor

Damaged path at the entrance to Little Hob Moor

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

 

More roads and paths to be resurfaced in Dringhouses/Woodthorpe following LibDem petition

The York Council has finally published the list of streets that will be repaired from its supplementary funding programme this year.

There will be more investment in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward.

A petition was presented to the last Council meeting by Ann Reid asking for several roads to be resurfaced.

The programme restores investment to the level that was being achieved by the Liberal Democrat led Council in 2011.

Streets in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward which will receive attention this year are:

  • Leeside (part) £19,300 Footpath
  • Lerecroft £31,000 Footpath
  • Windermere £10,200 Footpath
  • North Lane (part) £54,500 Road
  • Nelsons Lane £23,000 Road
  • Chalfonts £12,000 Road
  • Highmoor Close £16,200 Footpath
  • Wains Road (part) £36,200 Footpath
  • Middlethorpe Drive (part) £40,800 Footpath

The only highway scheduled to be repaired from the core budget in the ward – published in December – was part of the carriageway on Moor Lane.

Click here to download the complete supplementary list

The list should be read in conjunction with the base programme of works which was published in December.

 

£200,000 for Tour de France pothole programme

The Council has revealed that it is spending £200,000 filling potholes and resurfacing the roads over which Tour de France competitors will ride in July.

Vesper Drive residents pitch to have their cul de sac resurfaced

Vesper Drive residents pitch to have their cul de sac resurfaced

Competition for the funding is hotting up with some residents (right) spotting an opportunity to get much needed road repairs completed.

The Council has now cancelled the meeting which was to have considered how the supplementary highways resurfacing budget will be spent. No explanation has been given and no new date, for a replacement meeting, has been offered!

Meanwhile the Council has said, in response to a Freedom of Information request, that it still plans to accommodate 800 caravans and 2000 tents on Monk Stray over the tour weekend (5th/6th July).

There is some concern that the “slimmed down” City of York Council has agreed to a programme which is does not have the resources to organise properly.

Only a handful of Councillors have been briefed on the detail of what is happening (or not happening)

Highways maintenance cuts for York revealed.

The Council has revealed how it plans to spend £2.6 million on highways and footpath resurfacing over the next financial year.

road works

The provisional expenditure is down on the £3.4 million being invested during the current year.

That in turn was well down on the budget agreed by the last Liberal Democrat administration which held power until 2011 and which regularly invested over £5 million a year in the highways network.

Carriageway surfaces are now breaking up and the repairs backlog is growing.

In the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward only part of the Moor Lane carriageway will be resurfaced.

No footpaths in the area will be resurfaced.

Behind closed doors logo

A full list of streets where repairs are planned can be downloaded by clicking here

A final Council highways budget for next year will be announced in March.

The decision, on which roads to resurface, was taken in another “behind closed doors” meeting. There was no consultation with residents on the options.