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 2022
Cost £4M (2020-21) £8M (2021-22)

Latest updates

  • 22 July 2021

    A64 Malton Bypass Maintenance

    We will be starting essential maintenance work on the A64 Malton Bypass between Musley Bank and Brambling Fields, on Monday 02 August 2021. We expect to finish work on Thursday 23 September 2021.

    We will be replacing sections of safety barriers to maintain and improve safety. We will also renew some road signs and cut back vegetation.

    Most of the work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am, with some work planned during the day. No weekend work is planned.

    We’ll try to finish the noisiest work before 11pm to minimise noise disruption as much as we can. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

    While we work, there will be 24/7 lane closures in place and a reduced speed limit of 50mph to keep you and our team safe. Laybys will also be closed.

    A fully signed diversion will be in place which has been agreed with the local authority and police.

    We’ll be doing several projects on the A64 this year, many of which are vital for road safety. We’ve planned our work to minimise disruption as much as possible, but with so much vital work to complete we can’t avoid working during the summer. We appreciate that there will be some short-term delays because of our roadworks, but this project will make journeys safer in the long term.

    Find up to date closure information on our daily closures report page at highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/road-closure-report/.

  • 14 June 2021

    Bishopthorpe bridge repair work June 2021

    As well as our planned programme of work, we must sometimes do more urgent reactive repair work. We try to carry out as much of our repairs overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road.

    On Wednesday 9 June and Thursday 10 June we carried out vital repairs to the A64 westbound at Bishopthorpe bridge, near York. The road surface had become potholed as the waterproof layer was damaged. Our team put in place an emergency lane closure for safety and carried out repairs. This work will help to prevent further damage to the road.

    We started this work overnight on Wednesday with the aim of getting the road fully reopened by 6am on Thursday. However, due to the type of work that had to be completed and the warmer weather, the surfacing was still too hot for us to safely reopen the road fully on Thursday morning. As soon as we could, we opened up one lane to traffic. Then when the surfacing had cooled enough we removed the roadworks safely.

    We recognise that our roadworks caused disruption to drivers travelling at the busiest times. We apologies to anyone caught up in the delays.

    More work will be needed at Bishopthorpe bridge later in the year. We encourage drivers to follow our Traffic Information or Twitter feed for the latest information about closures and delays.

  • 02 June 2021

    This summer's work

    We’re investing around £8m this financial year (2021-2022), improving journeys and safety for the thousands of drivers who use the A64 every day.

    As part of this year’s improvements, we’re carrying out drainage work between Sherburn and Ganton and at Rillington, resurfacing work at Rillington and near Stockton-on-the-Forest and junction improvements at Old Malton.

    Drainage work between Sherburn and Ganton will continue overnight over the next few months with the next phase of work. We’re also planning to start work in the summer on renewing the safety barrier at various locations on the Malton bypass.

    This will involve reducing the A64 in this area to one lane as we need to install a temporary barrier to protect drivers while we remove and replace this important safety feature. There will be some overnight closures as a result.

    The rest of the work planned along the A64 will be planned to avoid the summer holidays this year to ensure we keep disruption to a minimum.

  • 01 March 2021

    Road stud renewal work

    We’re replacing road studs at various locations along the A64 to provide drivers with safer journeys.

    The work has started to replace 4,305 road studs and is expected to last until the end of March.

    Work took place between Hopgrove and Grimston from 22 to 25 February, and between East Knapton and East Heslerton on 27 and 28 February.

    From Monday 1 to Friday 8 March we’ll be completing work between Tad Ings and Bilrbough and at Askham Bryan and Grimston.

    The following week work will be completed between Tad Bar and Tad Ings and Grimston and Askham Bryan.

    Work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am apart from the closures at Askham Bryan. These will start at 8.30pm to allow people travelling to the vaccination centre at Askham Bar chance to leave prior to the closures.

  • 28 January 2021

    Road surface improvements to start between Sherburn and Staxton

    Work is due to start next month on essential resurfacing/reconstruction work on the A64 between Sherburn and Staxton.

    We need to dig down around 300mm to carry out some of the repairs. In order for us to do this safely and to keep disruption to a minimum for nearby residents we’ll need to close the road between West Heslerton and Staxton for one weekend:

    8pm Friday 26 February to 6am Monday 1 March

    There will also be overnight closures between Sherburn and Staxton from Monday 22 February for around five weeks between 8pm and 6am to allow us to complete the remainder of the repairs.

    We understand that closing the road over a significant length is likely to cause disruption for drivers and in particular local residents who live close to the A64 between Rillington and Staxton. 

    Residents who are directly affected by the closures will shortly receive a letter with further details about access. The arrangements for access will vary depending on the property location.

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

    You can read more about our work in our latest newsletter.

  • 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.

    Here are all the survey responses we have received.

Project information

View a maintenance scheme

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

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. 


Traffic information

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