A major road improvement scheme for the Beverley area costing £995,000 will get underway next month.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s project will see the resurfacing of a number of town centre roads in Beverley, plus one in Leconfield, which are all currently showing signs of wear.
Due to start on Tuesday 8 May, the work will be carried out in three phases and is scheduled to take around 12 weeks to complete.
Following consultations with local businesses and residents, some of the work will be carried out on evenings and weekends to minimise disruption.
The work will be carried out by the council’s contractors, Tarmac Trading Ltd.
The first phase will be split into three resurfacing schemes:
The first scheme is due to begin on Tuesday 8 May with the resurfacing of Beckside in Beverley, between Waterside Road and up to and including the junction with Blucher Lane.
Work will be carried out during the evening from 6pm to 11pm Monday to Friday and is expected to take around seven days to complete.
As well as the road resurfacing, work will also be carried out to repair paths and replace the existing kerbing.
During working hours Beckside and Blucher Lane will be closed to through traffic but access will be permitted to residents and business owners.
A164 at Leconfield
The north of Leconfield will be the location for the second scheme, due to start on Monday 14 May.
Contractors will resurface a stretch of the A164 north of the village, between the north entrance to Old Road and the 30mph signs at the entrance of Leconfield.
Work will be carried out on Mondays to Fridays between 9.30am to 3.30pm to avoid rush hour times and is expected to take around two weeks to complete.
Traffic lights will be used during work hours and a convoy system will be in operation for the safety of the workforce.
Old Road will also be closed to through traffic, with access only being permitted from the Leconfield village entrance.
North Bar Within, Beverley
The third scheme will see the resurfacing of North Bar Within, in Beverley, between Hengate and the York Road junction.
Work is due to begin on Tuesday 29 May and will be carried out in the evening from 6pm to 11pm, Monday to Friday. It is expected to take around eight days to complete.
During working hours North Bar Within will be closed to through traffic, but access will still be permitted for residents and business people. Businesses are expected to be open as normal.
The second phase of works is due to begin on Sunday 3 June and will include the resurfacing of the following roads in Beverley town centre:
• Morton Lane between New Walkergate and the Tesco supermarket entrance.
• New Walkergate to the mini roundabout at the junction of Railway Street.
• Lord Roberts Road to the Cross Street mini roundabout.
• The Queensgate and Keldgate double roundabout.
• The junction at Lairgate.
The third phase of the works will involve the resurfacing of the parking bays on Norwood outside Beverley High School. This is currently scheduled to begin on Monday 30 July.
More information on the dates and times for the phases two and three works will be announced nearer the time.
Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“The roads in this scheme are extremely busy and are showing signs of wear so it is important that they are resurfaced and improved for the benefit of motorists.
“We have consulted with businesses and residents in the areas involved and will do all we can to minimise disruption.
“We would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.”
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