The York Council has announced which roads and footpaths will be resurfaced this year. The programme is the biggest for several years with, in total, £8,091,500 is due to be invested.
This represents an increase of 27% over the previous years budget
Around 100 individual roads are listed for resurfacing.
In the Dringhouses area, the programme includes £1/4 million for work on the following roads and footpaths
|Little Hob Moor
|Acomb Wood Close
|Old Moor Lane
The full list of streets which will receive attention can be viewed by clicking here
The York Council has said where they hope to undertake resurfacing work over the next few months.
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)
Labour are planning a “surprise” announcement next month, when they will “reveal” that they will spend an additional £2 million on highways resurfacing during the next financial year.
Highways expenditure Click to enlarge
The announcement will be in response to the pressure, put on them by residents and the Liberal Democrats, who have criticised the cuts made in road and footpath repairs budgets over the last 2 years.
In total, £4 million has been cut from the repairs budget in an attempt to find funding for schemes like the repaving of Kings Square and the, largely unnecessary, £1 million street lamppost replacement programme.
Now Labour – for one year only – hope to return the budget to the £5.5 million level that they inherited from the last LibDem administration.
However, they intend to pay for the programme by borrowing more money. Already residents are facing over £1 million a year extra in interest payments – making Council Tax rises inevitable.
The figures also reveal that investment on de-icing roads and footpaths has fallen by more than half since Labour took over. Fortunately we have – so far – had a mild winter but we may not be so lucky in future years.