From Monday 6 January 2020, we're repaving the entire stretch of highway on Stonegate with natural Yorkstone paving.
The works will be split into 4 phases with each phase taking around 3 to 4 weeks to complete. We expect the works to be complete by 8 May 2020.
The repaving of Stonegate will:
- enhance the street’s appearance and character
- create a more pedestrian-friendly environment
- attract more people into the area
City of York Council will be carrying out the works.
The need for the repaving of Stonegate
There are significant defects in the surface of the road on Stonegate, where paving slabs are broken and uneven, which makes it unsafe for pedestrians.
Over the years we've had to replace damaged or worn paving stones, leading to ongoing occasional disruption and costs, but we are now investing around £500,000 to fully reconstruct and repave the entire length of Stonegate.
Impact on pedestrians and businesses
The works only include the highway, not the footway, so pedestrian access to properties and businesses will be maintained at all times.
A section of footpath on each side of our work areas will be restricted owing to our hoarding line. This will still allow access to business entrances, but at a reduced width.
We'll install signage onto our hoarding explaining what we're doing and signs will be in place to divert pedestrians to the correct footpaths to use. Ramps will be put in place too.
If any business is affected by the hoarding at any point, we'll be happy to install signage showing the business name and logo. Please email a logo or design to the Stonegate Repaving Scheme if you would like us to do this.
We're holding an engagement session for businesses and residents on 12 November to gain feedback prior to works starting. The engagement session will be held at Kennedy's Bar, 1 Little Stonegate on Tuesday 12 November from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Access for business deliveries
Deliveries will be permitted on Stonegate as normal, during their allocated hours, 5.00am to 10.00am. This will be managed by our traffic marshalls, but vehicle access will only be possible up to the boundary of our works area.
Please note that when we're working outside a business, any deliveries may require lifting aids (sack trucks, trollies) to take goods from the vehicle to the business.
Traffic marshalls will be on site between 7.00am and 5.00pm seven days a week to assist.
Possible disruption during works
There is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience, but everything will be done to keep this to a minimum.
To minimise disruption and to ensure a sustainable approach to the works, we'll be:
- using an on-site cutting station to minimise dust and to reduce sound from cutting activities
- using covered hoarding so that businesses and members of the public are protected from any dust or debris caused by cutting and excavating
- taking existing paving that is taken up back to our yard to be re-used for future maintenance
- undertaking archaeological watching briefs
We apologise for any disruption that the works cause, but restrictions are in place to keep residents and visitors safe.
If anyone has any issues during the working hours, please speak to the staff on site and we’ll try to correct any issues straight away if we can. Traffic marshalls will be on site to assist.