Traffic signals at the junction of Heworth Road and Melrosegate are set to be replaced by City of York Council from Monday 24 July.

Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday 23 August.

Work will take place from 9.30am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. To allow work to take place safely temporary signals will be in operation during the works which may lead to some delays for motorists.

The work will include a full overhaul of the traffic signal equipment, including changes to the pedestrian crossing equipment to facilitate puffin style near side red and green man displays. The existing pedestrian crossing will also be widened are realigned following feedback.
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List of roads being resurfaced in York over next couple of months

City of York Council will be resurfacing several roads across York throughout July and August to ensure they are properly maintained and up to standard.

The roads that are to be resurfaced include:

  • · Hambleton Terrace on 10 July for three days with work taking place between 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • · Nunthorpe Avenue on 17 July for two days with work taking place between 9.15am – 3pm
  • · Poplar Street from 19 July for three days with work taking place between 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • · Field Lane from 24 July for three days with work taking place between 9.15am – 4.30pm
  • · Newton Terrace on 27 July for one day with work taking place between 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • · Park Grove from 31 July for three days with work taking place between 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • · Earle Street on 3 August for one day with work taking place between 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • · Filey Terrace from 7 August for two days with work taking place between 8.30am – 5.30pm

There will be no on-street parking during these times. Residents who require vehicle access are asked to inform operatives on site to ensure safety, access will only be allowed if it is safe to do so. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents are assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum, however motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

The contractor carrying out the work is Cemex who will be responsible for safety.

Highway congestion expected as Lord Mayors Walk road works start on Monday

From Monday 5 June, City of York Council will start a new highways scheme which will see a number of improvements made to Clarence Street – located off Gillygate and Lord Mayor’s Walk.

The work is estimated to take around five weeks to complete and will include resurfacing areas of the road and footpaths and installing new traffic lights at the Clarence Street/Lord Mayor’s Walk junction.

New pedestrian crossings will also be installed and improvements will be made to footpaths and drainage too. Clarence Street will be resurfaced as will the area of the Clarence Street/ Lord Mayor’s Walk junction and sections of Gillygate and Claremont Terrace. (more…)

Road maintenance and improvement works on the A19 Shipton Road have been extended to 19 May.

This is to allow for further repairs along this route prior to the resurfacing works which are due to be happen on the 23 May.

The work was originally expected to take two weeks to complete, from 24 April. To minimise disruption work will take place from 9.15am – 3.45pm.

In order to carry out these works safely stop and go traffic management will be operating whilst work is taking place.

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Work underway to resurface roads in Windsor Garth

Despite some confusion about the date and scale of of road works in the Windsor Garth area improvements should be evident this week. Resurfacing work was delayed until the Hob Stones development was completed

Signs say road will be closed on Friday

Some work has already been completed.

Work to repair speed tables is still needed

 

 

Big contracts awarded by York Council

£77,000 for Coppergate camera enforcement

The York Council has let some substantial contracts recently. One of the most controversial is likely to be to  Bramble.cc Ltd for “Parking Services back-office system monitoring of cameras and issuing of notices” for the Coppergate bus lane The companies had office is on the Embankment in London. The size of the contract – which is for one year only – suggests that fine income would have  to rise considerably if taxpayers are to avoid an unexpected bill.

Less controversial may be the award of a contract for the collection of recycling materials in the City centre. The 5 year contract is valued at £1/2 million, runs for 5 years and has been awarded to the Friends of St Nicholas Field.

£60,671 will be spent on caring for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and £362,263 refurbishing Sycamore House mental health centre,

Other recent contract awards have included:

Ranger Hut, Hull Road Vine House Construction Ltd £24,057.41
Haxby Library Demolition MGL Demolition Ltd £48,000.00
Provision of supported care for UASC Sash £60,671.00
Sycamore House Refurbishment F Parkinson Ltd £362,263.00
School Crossing Patrol Signals Tender Dynniq UK Ltd £77,394.80
Structural and visual assessments of City of York Councils Street lighting assets MPH Inspection Services Ltd £150,000.00
Support for Street lighting fault repairs (MEWP) Bouygues UK Limited £30,000.00
ReSurfacing Schemes February 2017 CEMEX UK Operations Ltd £266,011.01
Analysis Software and Licence for Non-Domestic Rates Inform CPI Ltd £45,000.00
Provision of on-line lessons from a virtual school to provide teaching for young people out of school Nisai Virtual Academy Ltd. £10,000.00
ReSurfacing Schemes March 2017 – Tender2 Cemex UK Materials Ltd £78,464.20
Carr Junior School Reroof Works – Phase 2 S Voase Builders Limited £103,376.88
Community Protection APP Support, Maintenance and Licence Multiple award (2) £35,204.00
Westfield Primary School Roofing Watershed (Roofing) Ltd £14,058.00
Lift Repairs Maintenance Contract Northern Elevator Ltd £94,788.00
Support and Subscription for VMWare Phoenix Software Ltd £8,865.00
ICT NetApp Support Softcat plc £8,620.00
Google Maps API for Business Multiple award (2) £15,500.00
WYTF Outer Ring Road upgrade – Land Surveyor Services for the North York Outer Ring Road Junction Upgrade Project Valuation Office Agency – District Valuer £83,280.00
Citrix XenApp Software and Licences Insight Direct (UK) Ltd £53,975.00
Marjorie Waite Court Extra Care Extension – Designer Shuttleworth Picknett and Associates LLP £70,860.00
Contract to supply manpower + vehicle & including tools and equipment to carry out basic maintenance operations (minor civils works) 1st April 2017 – 31st July 2017 Multiple award (3) £50,000.00
Pre Purchase Agreement CYCProcurement £4,178,975.32
York City Centre Recycling Collection Service Friends of St Nicholas Fields £500,000.00
Fujitsu M10-1 Server Esteem Systems Plc £21,674.00
Point of Care Testing (POCT) Alere Limited £90,000.00
Trading Standards Interlink  City of York Council  £3,909.25
Coppergate: Bus Lane Enforcement parking services system Bramble.cc Limited £77,000.00
HGV Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Training Multiple award (2) £16,660.00

Most of the recent contract awards are dwarfed by those let in earlier years. The most valuable awards on the contracts register are:

Childcare Voucher Salary Sacrifice Scheme Fideliti Limited 01/04/2014 £2,400,000.00
Short Breaks Service For Adults with a Learning Disability Lifeways Community Care £2,001,990.34
York Central Financial and Commercial Consultancy KPMG LLP 01/07/2016 £2,000,000.00
Older People’s Community Support Service Age Uk York 20/12/2016 £1,765,000.00
Provision of Marketing, tourism and Business Development services Make it York Ltd 02/04/2015 £1,700,000.00
ENProcure Re-Allies Materials Framework – Distribution and supply of plumbing and heating materials Lot 2 PTS Plumbing Trade Supplies 01/04/2016 £1,614,282.00
Management & Maintenance of Public Toilets Healthmatic Ltd 01/05/2014 £1,600,000.00
An Advocacy Hub York Mind 14/10/2016 £1,500,000.00
Building Services Subcontractors – Package 1 Multiple award (5) 01/11/2016 £1,400,000.00
Provision of Local Registered Bus Services Yorkshire Coastliner Ltd 06/01/2013 £1,400,000.00

The Contracts register (most Councils) can be viewed by clicking here

 

A19 Shipton Road improvements

City of York Council will be carrying out road maintenance and improvement works on the A19, Shipton Road from Monday 24 April.

The work is expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting. To minimise disruption work will take place from 9.15am – 3.45pm.

In order to carry out these works safely stop and go traffic management will be operating whilst work is taking place.
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Message signs working in York City centre again

..but still no car park space availability info

The York Council has repaired most of the Variable Message Signs which guide drivers around the City centre. Those on Blossom Street, Bootham, Clarence Street, Lawrence Street and Heworth Green are working.

The sign on Fishergate is still faulty

All the signs have been displaying warnings about the upcoming temporary closure of Gillygate.

Unfortunately, there has been no tangible progress on reviving the car parking space availability signs or web site.

None of the parking availability signs are working.

The Council’s web site continues to list car parks that have closed and the space availability data is inaccurate.

The Council expected this issue to have been addressed before the end of March, so it is disappointing that the update was not implemented before the busy Easter holiday period began.

Big programme of footpath and road repairs announced in York

The York Council has announced which roads and footpaths will be resurfaced this year. The programme is the biggest for several years with, in total, £8,091,500 is due to be invested.

This represents an increase of 27% over the previous years budget

Around 100 individual roads are listed for resurfacing.

In the Westfield area, the programme includes £1/4 million for work on the following roads and footpaths

Askham Lane (part) Carriageway Westfield £59,000
Morrell Court Carriageway Westfield £8,000
Severus Street Carriageway Westfield £46,000
Slessor Road Carriageway Westfield £5,000
Acomb Wood Drive Footpath Westfield £12,000
Bellhouse Way Footpath Westfield £60,000
Foxwood Lane (part) Footpath Westfield £8,500
Houndsway Footpath Westfield £10,000
Osprey Close Footpath Westfield £3,000
Pheasant Drive Footpath Westfield £14,000
Redcoat Way Footpath Westfield £4,000
Reynard Court Footpath Westfield £2,000
Stirrup Close Footpath Westfield £18,500
The Gallops Footpath Westfield £31,000

The full programme can be viewed by clicking here