Highways England have admitted that the overnight closures of the A64 at the Bishopthorpe Bridge are set to continue into July, meaning further disruption for residents of Tadcaster Road as traffic is diverted off the A64 and through the city centre. Highways England had previously said that the works should be completed by the end of May.
Complaints by residents about HGVs travelling at speed along Tadcaster Road through the night prompted Cllr Stephen Fenton to request information from Highways England on when the works would finish. Stephen was told that the slippage was due to “a number of reasons including the need for additional drilling works to fix the new barriers on the bridge.”
Stephen commented “It is disappointing that the works are over-running, and that information about the slippage of the expected completion date wasn’t proactively communicated to residents or local councillors by Highways England.”
Through traffic on the A64 is meant to be diverted onto the A1237 northern ring road, but the signs on the A64 are very near to the turn off for the A1237. Stephen has asked for some signs to be installed back towards Tadcaster, to give HGVs and other through traffic more notice and reduce the likelihood of them all ending up on Tadcaster Road.
The photograph below was taken at 8.30pm on Friday 3rd June, showing traffic backed up on Tadcaster Road almost all the way back to the Askham Bar roundabout.
To allow resurfacing to take place Chestnut Grove will be closed between 9:00am and 5:00pm from Monday 23rd Nov to Wednesday 25th Nov.
To allow resurfacing to take place Cranbrook Road will be closed between 9:00am and 5:00pm from Monday 23rd Nov to Wednesday 25th Nov.
There will be no on street parking allowed in either street during the working times.
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.
Carriageway Large Patching Works
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
From 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 www.itravelyork.info
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.