Next Set Of Roadworks Along The A64 To Be Halved
The next set of roadworks to carry out safety improvements along the A64 between York and Tadcaster will be halved from 6 to 3 miles following feedback from drivers.
Highways England is replacing 11 miles of the central reservation barrier on the A64 as part of a £3.6m scheme.
Around 5 miles of the central reservation barrier between Bramham and Tadcaster has been replaced with work due to finish by Friday 18 May on that section. Work will then start on the final stretch between Tadcaster and Askham Bryan.
Highways England project manager Chris Dunn said:
“We have listened to the feedback from drivers and have re-designed the remainder of the safety improvements to be carried out in two sections. This will reduce the length of roadworks by half, meaning the temporary 40mph speed limit will only be in place for a 3 mile stretch.
“On Monday evening we will start to install the average speed cameras between Tadcaster and Askham Bryan. The first stretch between Tadcaster and Bilbrough Top will be switched on when work starts on the next phase, currently planned for Monday 21 May.
“The improvements will be carried out using lane closures overnight, between 8pm and 6am, when traffic levels are lower. The temporary speed limit needs to be in place 24 hours a day for the safety of drivers due to sections of the barrier being removed.”
The temporary 40mph speed limit keeps two standard width lanes open in each direction during the day, minimising disruption for motorists.
“We know from when a lane was closed due to flooding at Steeton last month it caused a big impact on this busy stretch of dual carriageway on traffic at this location. We had considered using lane closures to speed up the work but the increased congestion would have been more disruptive to drivers and the local community.”
Road signs in the central reservations will also be replaced and routine maintenance undertaken.
The overall scheme is expected to be completed this summer.
Next Set Of Roadworks Along The A64 To Be Halved, 11th May 2018, 9:26 AM