Before you travel check information on roadworks and traffic restrictions via:
- York Live website - live traffic, bus, and train information
- roadworks.org- up-to-date information about roadworks, road closures, diversions, incidents and other traffic disruptions affecting road networks in York
- our list of 'temporary traffic restrictions', which tells you which roads are closed/restricted
- our list of planned roadworks schemes (2015/16), which we update annually
Find out more about the 'UFO' (ultra fibreoptic) project to make York the first UK 'gigabit city', and who can help you with enquiries about broadband works across the city.
Funding for repairing roads after severe weather
In March 2014 the Department of Transport announced a pot of £103.5 million was available for local authorities to help repair damage to the road network caused by recent severe weather conditions.
We were awarded £245,719 funding to repair those parts of the rural road network that have deteriorated the most, including:
- Mill Lane, Hessay
- New Lane, Holtby
- Haxby Moor Road, Strensall
- Wheldrake Lane, Wheldrake
These works were programmed to be completed by late-summer 2014, in addition to the £1.646 million being allocated by the Council for road repairs in 2014/15.
Government Pothole Fund
In the 2014 Budget Statement, the Government announced the creation of a 'Pothole Fund' worth £200 million, with £168 million being made available to highway authorities in England.
The fund is available during 2014/15 to help repair damage to the local road network and authorities are asked to bid by submitting an application form with supporting annexes.
We submitted a successful application in May 2014 and received £311,253 to repair potholes on our highway network.
Between July 2014 and August 2015, the number of repaired potholes and small patching to prevent them developing are:
- 11551 potholes
- 1970.75 potholes and patching area covered