A64 improvements

We’re carrying out a series of improvements along the route between the A1(M) and Eastfield roundabout including resurfacing, improving crossing facilities and drainage.

Start date March 2020
End date March 2021
Cost £4 million

Project information

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You can more details about the maintenance schemes taking place along the A64 below:

We’re carrying out some essential maintenance work to the A64 between Brambling Fields and Heslerton:

  • repairing the foundation of the road between East and West Heslerton which will prevent potholes from appearing
  • resurfacing between Brambling Fields and East Heslerton including high friction surfacing which will improve safety

We need to dig down around 300mm to carry out the repairs that are needed between East and West Heslerton.

Diagram of the road layers - the third layer needs repairing

In order for us to do that safely we’ll need to close the road between Station Road in West Heslerton and St Hilda’s Street in Sherburn over two weekends, 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday.

We understand that closing the road is likely to cause disruption for drivers. Access for those travelling up to West Heslerton will not be affected.

Residents living between West Heslerton and Sherburn will shortly receive a letter with further details about access.

Anyone living outside of the closure points but needs to travel along the A64 will need to follow the signed diversion route.

Work will be taking place on the following two weekends:

  • Friday 25 September to Monday 28 September
  • Friday 2 October to Monday 5 October

The overnight closures will start on Monday 28 September for around four weeks. In order to complete the extensive work required safely, we will require various overnight closures Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am.

Diversion route

A64 diversion route

We’re carrying out a package of work to improve safety including better access for bus stops, communities and facilities.

The range of work will include:

  • Widening the carriageway to upgrade the existing right turn lanes
  • Installing five new traffic islands
  • Upgrading and installing a new footpath between Castle Howard Station Road and Crambeck
  • Carrying out improvements to junction layouts
  • Providing new bus laybys

For the first phase of work we plan to work overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, using temporary traffic signals. This will enable us to construct the new footpath and bus layby in the southern verge.

Once the southern footpath has been constructed, work will move to the northern verge and the widening of the carriageway. This work will be completed primarily during the day with work taking place between 8am and 5pm. During this phase narrow lanes will be installed and a temporary safety barrier to protect our workforce and drivers will be in place. We’ll require full overnight road closures overnight to remove and install the barrier and to install the narrow lanes. During these closures we will have signed diversions in place and will maintain access at all times for residents.

We will also need to close the footpath in the northern verge and it is also likely that we will have to close the eastbound bus stop opposite Crambeck village.

Once we have completed the widening work we will complete the scheme, installation of the new traffic islands and carriageway surfacing, working overnight under temporary traffic signals and the occasional full overnight closure.

We’re carrying out repairs to a steel beam over the A64 Seamer Station bridge which is located on the A64 between Musham Bank Road roundabout and Dunslow Road roundabout.

The proposed work will be carried out on both carriageways and is due to start on Monday 5 October and be completed by Friday 6 November, depending on reasonable weather conditions.

To keep disruption to a minimum we’re planning the main work on the A64 as follows:

  • Full closure of the A64 eastbound and westbound carriageways weekday nights 8pm to 6am for two weeks.
  • 24x7 full closure of the B1261 over the A64 for one week with a diversion via Musham Bank Road.

These will take place concurrently.

Diversion routes for the above closures will be fully signed. Access will be maintained for local traffic to properties and affected businesses. Emergency vehicles and police will also be able to gain access where needed throughout the work.

We’re carrying out a range of improvements which will reduce traffic speeds through the villages at a number of locations along the A64.

This is being carried out following a road safety study and is in response to complaints from residents of the communities along the A64, and road safety campaigners, and also has the support of North Yorkshire Police.

Work includes;

  • Village welcome signs
  • Speed limit signs
  • Reflective posts in the verge
  • Speed camera signage
  • Coloured and hatched surfacing
  • Lane narrowing

Improvements will be made at;

  • Welburn, Crambeck and Huttons Ambo
  • Rillington (incorporating Rillington Fields, Scampston and West and East Knapton)
  • West Heslerton
  • East Heslerton
  • Sherburn
  • Potter Brompton
  • Ganton
  • Staxton

We’ll be tailoring each gateway to suit the specific needs of each village so the improvements will vary from village to village. We will be programming the work across the year with work on the first three sections planned for March 2020, with work continuing into late 2020.

The majority of the work will be carried out overnight using lane closures and temporary traffic signals.

We’re starting the second phase of our drainage work between Sherburn to Ganton to improve safety for drivers.

The work will involve the renewal of the drainage to the immediate east of Sherburn. It follows phase one that targeted the flooding problems that regularly occurred in Sherburn village near the crossroads and was completed in June.

It is envisaged that work will continue towards Ganton subject to funding being made available in the future.

Work is due to start on Monday 14 September for around 20 weeks and should be completed by the end of January 2021 (weather permitting).

The work will include the renewal of the existing drainage in the area including drainage pipes and gullies. We are also taking the opportunity to making changes to the position and size of some of the gullies in various locations.

Temporary traffic lights will be used between Sherburn and Ganton throughout the work, overnight 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday.

As part of our programme of improvements along the A64 we have been installing what are known as village “gateways” in several locations between Welburn and Staxton which includes Sherburn, Ganton and Potter Brompton. 


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