£8m package of improvements for coastal route

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Drivers using the A64 coastal route between York and Scarborough are to benefit from an £8m package of improvements to make journeys safer and smoother.

Highways England will carry out the work this financial year, starting in the summer.

The improvements include further drainage work between Sherburn and Ganton and at Rillington, resurfacing work at Rillington and near Stockton-on-the-Forest, as well as junction improvements at Old Malton.

Highways England project manager, Richard Burgess, said: “Over the last two years we’ve invested over £26m in the A64 to continue to provide safer and smoother journeys for drivers.

“We’ve carried out drainage work to address issues with standing water, as well as resurfacing and reconstructing the road surface between West and East Heslerton and between Sherburn and Staxton, creating village gateways to slow traffic and make road users more aware they are travelling through built up communities.

“We’re pleased to be able to make more improvements for the drivers benefit and will be doing whatever we can to minimise disruption whether that be carrying out works overnight or avoiding the busy summer holiday period.”

Improvements due to be made include:

  • the latest phase of drainage work between Sherburn and Ganton will continue overnight over the next few months.
  • replacement of safety fencing which has reached the end of its life at various locations near Malton this summer
  • drainage work and resurfacing at Rillington, which is currently scheduled for late September/early October
  • re-waterproofing the carriageway at Flixton Carr in September
  • drainage work between Hazelbush Crossroads and Stockton-on-the-Forest in autumn
  • safety improvements at Old Malton which are planned to start in October
  • resurfacing from Barr Lane to Claxton in late autumn
  • slip road reconstruction and resurfacing at Headley Bar, Askham Bar and Musley Bank, also in the autumn

Further details about the works, including start dates and traffic management, will be given nearer the time.

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