As work nears an end on Stonebow, Pavement and Fossgate residents are being reminded of overnight road closures needed to finalise the project.
These include full overnight closures (Monday to Friday 8.30pm to 5am only) on:
- Pavement – between 25 March and 5 April
- Fossgate – between 25 March and 12 April and,
- Stonebow (closed in Pavement direction) between 1 and 5 April
In addition, between 25 to 29 March (over-night only) traffic will flow in the opposite direction on Colliergate so that work can be completed at the junction of Whipmawhopmagate. This may impact people driving in the city, particularly taxi drivers.
It is anticipated that the day time closures of Stonebow, Pavement and Fossgate will be completed on time by 29 March.
The road works are part of a £1.1million investment by the City of York Council to make major improvements to Stonebow, Fossgate and Pavement in York’s city centre. The works will improve the street’s appearance and character, create a more pedestrian-friendly environment and improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, which will attract more visitors to the area.
Tony Clarke, Head of Transport at City of York Council said, “We are nearing the end of a 14 week programme of improvements in the area. These closures have always been in the plans to finalise the work but hopefully taking place overnight will cause the minimum upheaval and disturbance possible.
“We know that the closures have caused delays and disruption for some and we would like to thank residents, businesses and commuters for their patience and assure everyone that we are working hard to have all routes fully reopened by 12 April.”
Residents and commuters are being warned that delays are to be expected when Stonebow completely closes to traffic from Monday 18 February.
There will also be full overnight closures of Pavement between 25 March and 5 April, Fossgate between 25 March and 12 April and Stonebow between 1 and 5 April (Monday to Friday 8.30pm to 5am only)
In addition, the City of York Council will be carrying out other highway improvement works across the city throughout February and March.
The roadworks will be taking place in the following locations:
- Holly Bank Road from the junction of Hamilton Drive East, and including, the junction of Holly Bank Grove.
- Clifton from the junction of Water Lane to the junction of St Olaves Road
- North Moor Road in Huntington
- Wetherby Road, Rufforth
Following yesterdays appeal by residents living in Welborne Close for improvements to roads and footpaths in their area, people living in Hope Street have added their voices to the campaign.
In the City centre street, which lies close to Walmgate, parts of the carriageway have worn away with the surface of the road now turning to dust. This is particularly dangerous for cycle and moped riders.
Footpaths also have become a patchwork of temporary reinstatements.
The Council will be considering its budget plans for next year shortly and campaigners will be seeking a substantial increase in allocations for road and footpath resurfacing across the City.
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.
Motorists are asked to take extra care at the Wetherby Road roundabout on the outer ring road as work is undertaken to narrow the road lanes after this evening’s peak traffic.
This reduction in lane width is needed to ensure the safety of road users and construction workers.
Road barriers and a reduced speed limit of 30 miles per hour will also be in place to reinforce safety whilst traveling through the road works.
In addition, there will be a single lane entry onto the roundabout off-peak from Monday to Friday, with the existing two-lane entry retained at morning and afternoon peaks.
The roundabout is the first of seven to be widened to a three-lane approach and two-lane exit in order to reduce congestion on the outer ring road.
The existing two lane entry and single lane exit will be in place through this phase of the works, which are expected to last at least 12 weeks.
The council is reassuring motorists that the restrictions should only cause minor delays. (more…)
Station Rise resurfacing contract cost revealed
The delayed contract to resurface part of Rougier Street, Station Rise and Station View will cost £153,666.
Work on the contract was suspended a fortnight ago. https://www.york.gov.uk/LendalArch Work is now expected to be completed by Wednesday
Colas Ltd won the contract on 15th March 2018
NB. The value of the new Park and Ride contract in York is revealed in newly published contract documents. Won by First, it is expected to be worth £40 million over the next 8 years.