Roadworks ahead!

Staxton Hill, at Staxton, the B1249 is to be closed from Staxton to past Foxholes for roadworks, from Monday 19th.  picture by Andrew Higgins 113761   16/09/11
Staxton Hill, at Staxton, the B1249 is to be closed from Staxton to past Foxholes for roadworks, from Monday 19th. picture by Andrew Higgins 113761 16/09/11

MOTORISTS in Scarborough are facing major disruption as two main roads close for work to be carried out from Monday.

Those using Staxton Hill will need to take an alternative route from Monday to Friday.

The section of the B1249 will be closed for the entire period including overnight.

The road is one of the main routes into Scarborough, especially for drivers coming from Hull and Driffield.

Drivers heading towards the A64 will be redirected at Foxholes and signposted along smaller roads.

Those heading out of Scarborough are thought to be being advised to go via Wold Newton or take the A165 coastal road then join the A614 towards Driffield.

Motorists will also be faced with the closure of St Nicholas Street for the replacement of an antique water pipe.

The two-week closure will see drivers face a time-consuming diversion as they are sent down Vernon Road and along Foreshore Road, where they will have to wait at the traffic lights before being sent up Eastborough and Newborough to rejoin St Thomas Street at a second set of lights.

People being dropped off at locations such as the Royal Hotel or Marks & Spencer, as well as buses, taxis and park-and-ride services will all be affected.

The closure is to allow the replacement of a 230-metre pipe, which was laid in St Nicholas Street in 1900.

Yorkshire Water has instigated the work as part of its £45,000 project to reduce leakage in Scarborough and improve drinking water quality.

The road will be closed from Monday and is expected to reopen by Friday, October 9.

The work, carried out by contractors Morrison Utility Services, will see the antique pipe replaced with an 11cm wide plastic pipe.

Although pedestrians will still be able to access St Nicholas Street, the closure to traffic will cause disruption, with many bus routes affected including the Park and Ride services.

For the most up-to-date information, passengers are advised to call Buscall on (01482) 22 22 22.

Claire Glavina, of Yorkshire Water’s community engagement team, said: “A lot of thought has gone into ensuring that we are doing everything we possibly can to minimise disruption.”