Project launched to improve A64

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CONTRACTORS will be working on the A64 from today to improve the journey between Bramham and Staxton.

8 resurfacing schemes as well as pedestrian and cycling route upgrades are being undertaken, weather permitting, which will mean overnight closures and disruption along the route.

The work is due to start with replacement of the safety barriers on the bridge that runs over the River Ouse at Bishopthorpe on Monday 4 January.

Work is due to start today resurfacing the westbound carriageway from where the A64 meets the B1248 Scarborough to where it meets the A169 for Pickering for around a week, requiring overnight road closures of the westbound carriageway.

The A64 will be closed in both directions for 5 nights as part of the work at Bishopthorpe to install narrow lanes and protective barriers as part of the Bishopthorpe bridge scheme.

The A64 will then be closed again towards the end of February for 3 nights to remove the protective barriers.

Highways England service delivery team leader Roger Wantling said: “We plan to start with work to the bridge at Bishopthorpe on Monday 4 January, which will require some overnight closures. We understand this work will cause some disruption for drivers and would like to thank them for their patience while we carry out this work.

“This is obviously dependant on the weather. Over the last few days York and the surrounding area has been hit by severe rainfall which has caused flooding locally and has affected a bridge at Tadcaster.”

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