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

Latest updates

  • 01 December 2020

    Responses to your feedback

    Earlier this year we asked you to complete a survey about our work on the A64.

    We’re sorry it’s taken us longer than planned to get the responses collected and back to you.

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Project information

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

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 19 October and be completed by Friday 20 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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