It appears that the signs intended to discourage short cutting through Knapton have remained in place. This is somewhat confusing for motorists.
Residents are urged to report any dangerous potholes on their local road or footpath before the bad weather sets in.
Potholes invariably get bigger in icy conditions.
Reports can be made “on line” 24/7 using the “report it” web site https://www.york.gov.uk/reportproblems click
The Council will be resurfacing part of the Askham Lane footpath starting on 10th December (see above). The work will last for 3 weeks.
It is disappointing to see that the section of path at the corner of Ridgeway and Grange Lane – which is very uneven – is excluded from the project
City of York Council will be carrying out surfacing works at the above said location commencing on Monday 19th November 2018 for a period of 10 days including Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting).
The works will be carried out between 8.00pm – 6.00am. The roads will remain open as normal outside the above hours.
There will be further works following on from this period but these will be carried out under lane closures and temporary signals with the A1237 and Wetherby Rd remaining open.
In order to carry out the works safely the use of a temporary road closure on the A1237 from the roundabout at A59 to the roundabout at Askham Lane and the closure of Wetherby Road from the junction of Beckfield Lane to the junction of Grange Lane (rural) will be necessary whilst works are taking place.
See plan below for location of closed off area which is shown in red.
Outside of working hours the road will remain open as normal.
Clearly signed diversion routes will be set out for local and through traffic . The closure is to ensure that adequate Health and Safety is maintained for both local residents, the travelling public and the Contractor. Site staff will be on hand to advise and assist residents about the access restrictions once the works are ongoing. Your assistance will be much appreciated.
Emergency services will be permitted through the works in any situation. Cyclists will be subject to the same traffic management as other road user vehicles.
Work has started on repairing Askham Lane.
The works at Askham Lane will start on Monday 20 August, between the hours of 9.15am and 5pm, and are estimated to finish on Friday 24 August.
In order to carry out these works safely, temporary road closures will need to be put in place. For the Askham Lane works this will include a temporary road closure from the junction of Askham Grove to the Ridgeway roundabout.
At times the junctions of Askham Grove and Grange Lane will also be closed.
Some disruption is expected although it is hoped to finish the work before the new school term starts.
Up to date details can be found here https://roadworks.org/
Also on Askham Lane, the Council have begun to tackle the perennial problems of weeds overgrowing the bus shelter.
£8.4 million budget allocated but disappointment for sub-urban areas
The York Council has announced which roads and footpaths will be resurfaced during 2018/19.
There is good news for Askham Lane, Middlethorpe Grove, Skelton, Marygate and the national cycle route 66 (which will get a £1/4 million resurface).
Much of the rest of the budget is taken up by the continuing street light upgrade programme, with £100,000 to be spent on remedying fibre excavation reinstatements and £400,000 on City Walls repairs (up by 25%)
The Council says that the priorities were determined following surveys.
“In order to produce the programme of highway works for each year, information is drawn from a number of sources:
· Visual safety survey of all our roads and footways.
· Digital condition survey of all our roads and footways
· Detailed condition survey of all our roads and footways.
· United Kingdom Pavement Management System (UKPMS) visual and machine surveys
The survey records five condition categories, being grade 1 (very good), grade 2 (good), grade 3 (fair), grade 4 (poor) and grade 5 (very poor).
The City of York Council commission the service of Gaist Solutions Limited who carried out a detailed video survey of the whole of the council adopted highway network. The survey was utilised to assess the condition of all parts of the network.
Each road and footway is assessed and given a ranking (score) based on a range of criteria, all metrics of the network were collated and a treatment solution was determined.
The Council goes on to say that further assessments will be undertaken to identify the impacts that have arisen from the long spells of freezing conditions during winter 2017/18. Where necessary works programmes may be amended to address any change in risk arising from reductions in highway asset condition because of this
Nevertheless some residents may be bewildered when they find that their local footpath has not been included in the programme. Path surfaces in streets like St Stephens Square and Ridgeway are now very uneven.
Probably the worst carriageway in the City is School Street in Acomb which doesn’t get a mention.
There will be pressure for the council to publish the “score” that each road received when surveyed.
After many representations by residents, supported by local Councillors, the little Green Lane garage area forecourt and access road has been resurfaced.
The area now looks quite tidy, although it will be important to ensure that there is no more fly tipping and that undergrowth is cut back from the boundaries.
Good job done though.
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.
Resurfacing work will commence shortly on Bellhouse Way and will subsequently extend into Acomb Wood Drive, Osprey Close and Pheasant Drive, Ainsty Park and part of Foxwood Lane.
Residents within the area to be reconstructed are being offered a discounted extension to, or new, vehicle crossing as part of this scheme, at cost.