Little Green Lane garage area resurfaced

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.

Before access road

Before

after forecourt

After parking area

After access road

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.

Work on resurfacing footpaths in Bellhouse Way starts next week

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.

Bellhouse Way – paths to be resurfaced

 

York Council road works web site “useless”

The York Council has been criticised for not keeping its web site up to date.

Residents wanting to check when local roads may be closed for resurfacing and repair will find that information for 2016 has not yet been updated.

York Council's road works web site

York Council’s road works web site

The web site promises that

Roadwork schemes which are planned for 2016 will be listed below, per ward, once the annual funding and plans are agreed. Where available:   clickable reference numbers show the location of the road works on a map clickable street names show further information

However 4 months into the financial year – and with resurfacing works already underway – no information has been provided.

The lack of information has been criticised by local Councillors who were investigating the mysterious appearance of a sign on Windsor Garth indicating a road closure to accommodate much needed resurfacing work.

Carriageways and footpaths in the area have been badly damaged by vehicles accessing the Hob Stones development.

A start on resurfacing work has been expected next week but this seems highly unlikely in view of the most recent planning delays

 Windsor Garth roads need repairs

Windsor Garth roads need repairs

 

A64 / A19 Fulford interchange overnight closures for surfacing works

Works to resurface the A64 / A19 interchange, which supports the £2 million Department for Transport funded Pinch Point scheme in the area, will start next week.

 A19 pinch point

A19 pinch point

The A64 / A19 Fulford interchange will be resurfaced over four consecutive nights from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 September, with full road closures between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

All traffic diversions will be clearly signed in the area and are as follows:

  • North and south traffic on the A19: will be able to continue through the A64 junction using a single lane and working with traffic light control.
  • Southbound (towards Selby) A19 traffic wishing to travel east on the A64: will not be affected as the A64 slip road will continue to be open.
  • Southbound (towards Selby) A19 traffic wishing to travel west on the A64: will need to be diverted initially eastbound on the A64 via Grimston Bar to enable them to return westbound.
  • Northbound (towards York) A19 traffic wishing to travel both east and west on the A64: traffic from the south (Selby) wishing to travel on the A64 (in either direction) will be diverted via the inner ring road and Hull Road A1079.
  • A64 traffic wishing to use the A19: No direct access to the A19 at the A64/A19 junction. Traffic will be diverted via either Tadcaster Road A1036 or Hull Road A1079 and the inner ring.
  • A64 East-west traffic: east – west traffic on the A64 will not be affected.

• Designer Outlet and Park&Ride: Works will be outside of the Designer Outlet’s opening times, so there will be minimum impact on access to and from the shopping centre. P&R services will not be affected. Patrons and staff leaving the Designer Outlet after 8pm will need to exit via Naburn Lane as St. Nicholas Avenue will be closed after this time.

• Buses: Two routes will be slightly affected, including the 415 service timetabled to leave the Designer Outlet at 9.15pm to York and 9.50pm to Selby. Passengers will need to walk to the stops on A19 Selby Road or A19 near Lingcroft Lane (Persimmon).

Motorists travelling during the hours of the works should expect delays and are advised to plan their journey accordingly. For travel advice visit www.itravelyork.info

Full FAQs and plans of the Pinch Point scheme are available to view at: www.york.gov.uk/A19pinchpoint

The scheme is supported through approximately £2million Department for Transport funding, which City of York Council successfully bid for and secured from a share of a £170 million Government Pinch Point Fund in 2013.

The £2 million funding contributes towards the cost of the £4.7m overall project in this area which will help towards supporting local transport schemes that tackle congestion and support growth.

Where the roadworks will be in York

The York Council has said where they hope to undertake resurfacing work over the next few months.road works

The list does not include any supplementary work which may be scheduled as a result of the recent decision of the Council to increase the highways budget.

  • Huntington Road: scheduled 10th – 14th August (from the junction with Monkgate roundabout to a point approx 25m north of Lowther Street)
  • Westwood Terrace: scheduled 10th – 14th August (from Albermarle Road to No.31 Westwood Terrace)
  • Main Street, Copmanthorpe: scheduled 10th – 21st August (from the junction with Wilstrop Farm Road to points just beyond war memorial: Trowel House Farm; and No.3 Main Street)
  • Huntington Road (Sessions): scheduled 24th August – 4th September (from No.398 to roundabout)
  • South Lane, Haxby: scheduled 24th August – 4th September (from junction with Old Orchard to Headland Close)
  • Outgang Lane: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Murton Way to Traveller’s site)
  • Field Lane: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from University Road to Church Lane)
  • Kirkcroft / Churchfield Drive: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Greenshaw Drive to Minster View, including Churchfield Drive)
  • Knavesmire Crescent / Queen Victoria Street: scheduled 7th – 11th September (from Queen Victoria Street to end of cul-de-sac section; and Queen Victoria Street from Curzon Terrace to Albermarle Road)
  • B1363 Wigginton Road: scheduled 7th – 18th September (from just north of the railway level crossing to a point just to the south of the signalised junction with Clifton Moor Gate)
  • Hallcroft Lane, Copmanthorpe: scheduled 7th – 18th September (from Horseman Lane to Manor Heath – including parts of crossroads with Manor Heath)
  • B1228 Elvington Lane: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Halifax Way to Common Lane)
  • Long Ridge Lane: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Millfield Lane to Station Road)
  • Wetherby Road, Rufforth: scheduled 14th – 18th September (from Hannam Lane to a point just to the west of Mill Lane)
  • A1036 Jewbury: scheduled 21st September – 2nd October (from the Layerthorpe signalised junction to Cloisters Walk)
  • Cranbrook Road: scheduled 28th September – 9th October (from Cranbrook Avenue to Almsford Road)
  • Wheldrake Lane: scheduled 5th – 9th October (from the Westhouse Farm access road, travelling south through the first right hand bend, to a point just before the next left hand bend)
  • Chestnut Grove: scheduled 12th – 16th October (from Granger Avenue to Beech Grove)
  • Bishophill (Junior): scheduled 19th – 23rd October (from Priory Street to Bishophill Senior)
  • Bad Bargain Lane: scheduled 26th – 30th October (from Fourth Avenue to Burnhome Grove)
  • Hornsey Garth: scheduled 2nd – 6th November (full length, from junction with St Nicholas Way)
  • Trinity Lane: scheduled 9th – 13th November (from Micklegate to Fetter Lane)
  • Howard Drive, Rawcliffe: scheduled 2nd – 27th November (from junction with ‘smaller’ Shipton Road, adjacent to No.202, to a point just to the southwest of the junction with Vernon Road)
  • Fulfordgate: scheduled 18th January – 19th February (from Heslington Road to school entrance, possibly to include first three concrete bays into Eastward Avenue)
  • A59 Holgate Road: scheduled 29th February – 11th March (from The Mount to Cambridge Street)

Wain’s Road Footway Reconstruction starts on 5th January

Wains Road footpath resurfacing cllck to enlarge

Wains Road footpath resurfacing cllck to enlarge

The City of York Council will start work week commencing 5th January 2015 to reconstruct the footway shown on the plan overleaf.  This scheme is programmed to take 3 weeks, weather permitting.

 The works consists of taking up and relaying flags, replacing broken and worn ones, and vehicle crossings are to be reconstructed in concrete.

 The Contractor carrying out the work will be City of York Council’s Highways department.  The contractor will be working between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Success for Hamilton Drive West resurfacing campaign

Repair work starts on 6th October

Hamilton Drive - sections to be resurfaced click

Hamilton Drive – sections to be resurfaced click

Following many months of complaining, the Council has agreed to resurface the section of Hamilton Drive West between Green Lane and Lady Hamilton Gardens.

Originally this section had not been scheduled for resurfacing before 2016.

However Andrew Waller pointed out that the surface had deteriorated to the point where one more severe winter would see he road crumble and repair costs spiral..

The ruts represent a hazard for both pedestrians and cyclists while motorists have complained about the ever deepening potholes.

The Mattison Way to Campbell Avenue section of the road will also receive attention

 

 

 

 

 

Huntsman’s Walk resurfacing starts on 4th August

Petition prompts Council action

Work on resurfacing the footpaths at the low numbered end of Huntsmans Walk commences on  4th August.

Petition collected last year

Petition collected last year

The work is expected to last for about 5 weeks

The work consists of excavating the current tarmac surfacing, re-grading the stone foundation and relaying a new layer of tarmac.  Selected road kerbs are to be replaced.

The Council are offering a discounted cost for the extension, or provision, of a new vehicle crossing if it can be constructed as part of the scheme.  Anyone wishing to take advantage of this offer should contact 01904 553130

The resurfacing priority for this street was increased following the collection of a petition,  on behalf of residents, by Andrew Waller.

Details of the area to eb resurfaced can be viewed here.

Labour highways maintenance scam revealed.

Labour are planning a “surprise” announcement next month, when they will “reveal” that they will spend an additional £2 million on highways resurfacing during the next financial year.

Highways expenditure Click to enlarge

Highways expenditure Click to enlarge

The announcement will be in response to the pressure, put on them by residents and the Liberal Democrats, who have criticised the cuts made in road and footpath repairs budgets over the last 2 years.

In total, £4 million has been cut from the repairs budget in an attempt to find funding for schemes like the repaving of Kings Square and the, largely unnecessary, £1 million street lamppost replacement programme.

Now Labour – for one year only – hope to return the budget to the £5.5 million level that they inherited from the last LibDem administration.

However, they intend to pay for the programme by borrowing more money. Already residents are facing over £1 million a year extra in interest payments – making Council Tax rises inevitable.

The figures also reveal that investment on de-icing roads and footpaths has fallen by more than half since Labour took over. Fortunately we have – so far – had a mild winter but we may not be so lucky in future years.

We hope that roads like Vesper Drive and footpaths like those on Huntsman’s Walk will now get, long overdue, resurfacing.