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.


In our recent FOCUS newsletter we reported back on some of the street-level issues that we had identified for action around Woodthorpe.

We can now provide a more comprehensive update on the status of some of these issues – see below.

There are many more issues that we are pursuing, and we will keep you updated via this website and of course FOCUS.

Separate updates will be published for the Dringhouses and Tadcaster Road areas of the ward.

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Road works scheduled for Water End

New Steam Roller

Bridge maintenance works have been scheduled at Severus Bridge (owned by City of York Council) which carries Water End over the railway.

The works are scheduled for the Saturday evenings of 27 June and 11 July beginning at 1930hrs until the early hours of the morning.

The works will involve investigation and repairs to the bridge supporting pier and road surface.  Further future works may result from these inspections. 

Road traffic will be restricted to single lane working by traffic lights on the 27June for the inspection. Depending on the outcome of the investigations the road may need to be closed for any repairs on 11 July. A separate road closure notice will be issued for this restriction if required.

Works on the bridge supporting pier are being undertaken in co-operation with Network Rail under a limited track possession to allow access.

Copmanthorpe road works next week

City of York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on School Lane, Copmanthorpe from 15 June.

road works

The work is expected to take one week, finishing on Friday 19 June. Work will take place between 8am and 5.30pm.

In order to carry out these works safely, a temporary road closure of School Lane will be in place. Residents are advised there will be no access or egress for vehicles during working hours except in emergencies. There will be no on-street parking during these times. Residents who require vehicular access are asked to inform operatives onsite to ensure safety. Vehicular access will only be allowed if it is safe to do so. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

As with any construction work, 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.

The contractor carrying out the work will be responsible for safety.

Buses not running via St Helen’s Road

The number 4 bus service is continuing to avoid St Helen’s Road where there are ongoing works to the gas main.

The First bus web site is still quoting the reason for the diversion of it’s number 4 service as the burst water main, although this was fixed some time ago.

The number 4 is currently routing via Chaloners Road/Moor Lane/Tadcaster Road missing out the Eason View/Thanet Road loop as well as St Helen’s Road.

Northern Gas have confirmed that they expect to complete work on their main on Friday 29th May 2015.

St Helens Road

St. Helen’s Road to re-open at 5:00pm (1700 hours) Friday 15th May 2015

St Helen's Road 1400 hours 15th may 2015. Workers and plant gone. Road still officially closed.

St Helen’s Road 1400 hours 15th may 2015. Workers and plant gone. Road still officially closed.

The Council has finally issued a statement saying that St Helen’s Road will reopen to traffic at 5:00pm (1700 hours)

They have not yet explained the delay in reopening the important link, given that work was completed some hours ago.

Yorkshire Water repair workers have left St Helen’s Road but street still closed.

Yorkshire Water contractors and their plant have now left St Helen’s Road. 

However the road is still officially closed. There has been no recent update report or explanation.

Some motorists have started using the road again and are weaving through the chicanes.

St Helen's Road 1400 hours 15th may 2015. Workers and plant gone. Road still officially closed.

St Helen’s Road 1400 hours 15th may 2015. Workers and plant gone. Road still officially closed.