Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
8:53 AM 6th October 2021

Road Users Reminded To Allow Extra Time For Their Journeys This Weekend As A64 Improvements Continue At Rillington

Road users are reminded to allow extra time for their journeys this weekend as work continues to improve the A64 at Rillington, North Yorkshire.

The A64 through Rillington will be closed this weekend
The A64 through Rillington will be closed this weekend
National Highways started drainage improvements and footpath and kerb repairs last week and this weekend will begin resurfacing the route through the village.

To carry that work out safely the A64 will be closed between the High Street junction in Rillington and the junction with the B1258 in West Knapton from 8pm on Friday, 8 October to 6am on Monday, 11 October with traffic diverted via the A169 and A170.

National Highways Project Manager Richard Burgess said:
“We’d like to thank people for their patience as we continue to provide them with safer, smoother journeys through Rillington. We advise people to give themselves more time if they are planning to use this section of the A64 this weekend and to familiarise themselves with the diversion if necessary.”

The work is weather dependent. In the event of wet weather, changes to the planned schedule will be updated on the National Highways website at

A second weekend closure planned for the same times next weekend (Friday 15 to Monday 18 October) has been postponed. A new date will be arranged after October half term.