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Resurfacing works throughout June 

Published Wednesday, 17 June 2020

With essential front line services continuing their work in the city, City of York Council will be carrying out roadworks on key routes in June,

City of York Council has worked hard to ensure crucial frontline services can continue despite the Coronavirus pandemic. With many key workers currently using the road network, it is important that road conditions are maintained and improved in the city.

The council has worked with trade unions and its supply chain to develop new ways of working and has ensured works on the highway can happen in a safe way for front line operatives and the public, whilst roads are quieter than normal.

The following works are being undertaken from this month, and include:

  • Melrosegate: Resurfacing works will take place from the 18 June for one day, working between 9.00am and 4.00pm. In order to carry out the work safely, the use of ‘stop and go’ traffic control boards between Fifth Avenue and the access to Tang Hall Community Centre, will be necessary whilst works are taking place to manage lane closures, together with the use of a lead vehicle convoy system to guide traffic past the works at a safe and constant speed
  • Tang Hall Lane (Phase 1): Resurfacing works will take place from 19 June for two days, working between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday only. In order to carry out the work safely, we will be closing the road north of Lang Avenue to south of Temple Avenue
  • Tang Hall Lane (Phase 2): Resurfacing works will take place from 23 June for one day, working between 9.00am and 4.00pm. In order to carry out the work safely, we will be closing the road north of Hadrian Avenue to Hull Road
  • Main Street, Wheldrake: resurfacing works will take place from 24 June for two days, working between 9.00am and 4.00pm. In order to carry out the work safely, there will be a full road closure and a fully signed diversion in place. The closure will be between the junction to Millfield Industrial Estate and the junction to Millfield Court, with access to both still available. Bus stops within the road closure will not be in operation, however, bus services will be available from the relevant bus stops outside of the closure points. Buses will be diverted from Church Lane via Greengales Lane, Elvington Lane, A64 returning to normal route at A19 Selby Rd. Same diversion in reverse for the return journey
  • Vicarage Lane: Resurfacing works will take place from 25 June for one day, working between 9.00am and 4.00pm. In order to carry out the work safely, we will be closing the road at York Road
  • Wheldrake Lane to Benjy Lane Junction: Resurfacing works will take place from 26 June for one day, working between 9.00am and 4.00pm. In order to carry out the work safely, there will be a full road closure at the junction of Wheldrake Lane and Benjy Lane and a fully signed diversion in place. Bus stops within the road closure will not be in operation, however, bus services will be available from the relevant bus stops outside of the closure points. Buses will be diverted from Main St via the other Wheldrake Lane to Escrick, Skipwith Rd then via A19 resuming normal route at Crockey Hill. Same diversion in reverse for the return journey

Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council, said:

With more residents using the roads, we must continue to invest in and improve our highway network.

"I am pleased that the council’s is releasing over £2.5 million to improve and upgrade the condition of our roads over the next few months. Since 2015, over £20 million pound has been invested to improve our highways and a further £25 million has been allocated in our recent budget to increase the scale and speed of improvements. We remain committed to improving our highways, walking and cycling infrastructure to build a cleaner and greener city.”

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport, said:

The council is working hard to ensure crucial frontline services can continue despite the impact of coronovirus restrictions on working arrangements.

"With an increasing number of residents travelling around, we continue to maintain and improve highway conditions across the city.”

In order to carry out these works safely, the following actions will be taken:

  • Site staff will be on hand to advise and assist residents about any access restrictions once the works are ongoing
  • All on street parking in the working area and within close proximity to the works will be suspended at these times, although any specific access requirements may be arranged by speaking to the site traffic management operatives, who will co-ordinate with residents’ and businesses’ requirements around the ongoing construction operations
  • Suitable traffic management will be used to manage the works whether this be full road closures with diversions or lane closures.

Emergency services will be permitted through the works at all times. Please note that cyclists are advised to dismount and use the adjacent grass verges. As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience to the public. However, everything possible will be done to try to keep any disruption to a minimum at all times. More details can be found online.