These key York roads will be hit by roadworks in August

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31 Jul 2020 @ 7.31 am
| Transport

City of York Council will be carrying out essential roadworks on key roads in August.

The council has worked with trade unions and its supply chain to develop new ways of working during the pandemic, to ensure frontline workers and the public stay safe.

The following works are being undertaken throughout August.

Acomb Road

The main scheme of road maintenance from Falconer Street to Hobgate is scheduled to start on 10 August and last for two weeks, weather permitting.

Work will take place form 7.30pm – 5am, Monday – Friday to minimise traffic disruption.

In a consultation, residents voted for the works to be carried out at night.

The road will be closed from the junction of Hobgate up to, but not including, the junction of Poppleton Road / Holgate Road.

All on-street parking will be suspended during the hours of the works, but specific access requirements can be arranged by speaking to the site traffic managers.

Ahead of the main scheme the council will be carrying out kerbing and drainage works from 3 August for 5 days working 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday only. Local traffic management will be in place.

Hull Road

The Hull Road Co-op with zebra crossing in the background. Photograph © Google Street View

The council will be carrying out work to improve the visibility at the zebra crossing on Hull Road outside the Co-op from 3 August, with work set to take four weeks to complete.

The scheme involves reducing the overall length of the zebra crossing to 7 metres by building out the pavement. This will reduce the distance and time people need to cross the road.

The Belisha beacon poles will be relocated to a more prominent position, increasing the visibility of the crossing. Workers will also be resurfacing the area to improve road conditions.

Work will be carried out under temporary traffic signals to minimise disruption to traffic and access to adjoining premises will be maintained at all times.

Bus services will be maintained throughout the works, and a temporary alternative pedestrian crossing point will be provided. Temporary pavement closures will also be necessary, with the alternative pedestrian route fully signed.

The first phase of the work including kerbing, footways and drainage will take place Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm for the first three weeks.

This will be followed by carriageway resurfacing and road markings from 7:30pm – 5am for one week starting on 24 August, weather dependent.

Hallcroft Lane

Road maintenance works at Hallcroft Lane will start on 24 August for one week (weather permitting). Work will take place between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday only.

The road will be closed from, but not including, the junction of Manor Heath up to, but not including, the junction of Larkfield Lane.

Hillcrest Gardens

Road maintenance works will take place at Hill Crest Gardens From 1 September for two days (weather permitting). Work will be carried out from 9am until 5pm.

In order to carry out the work safely, there will be a full road closure in place from Hob Moor Terrace for the duration of the works. 

All on-street parking will be suspended for the duration of the works, but specific access requirements can be arranged by speaking to the site traffic managers.