A64 road work set to start

major road resurfacing works will be carried out along the A64 in Scarborough next month.

Contractors will start work over the full width of Seamer Road between Queen Margaret’s Road and Barry’s Lane on November 8.

They will also repair some other localised areas of the road between Barry’s Lane and Valley Road.

The extent of the work to be done was initially much greater in scale but the gas utility company has given the council advance notice of plans to start to renew significant lengths of the gas supply pipes under the road in Seamer Road, with work likely to start early in the new year.

The sections of road involved in the gas main renewals will therefore not be resurfaced during the current highways work.

The resurfacing work is expected to last until Friday November 12, but will be carried out at night in an effort to minimise disruption.

This will mean Seamer Road will be closed to traffic between Valley Road and Queen Margaret’s Road on weekday nights from 7pm to 7am, though essential access to the residential streets off Seamer Road will be maintained.

All traffic travelling into town will be diverted along Queen Margaret’s Road, Ramshill Road, Westbourne Grove and Valley Road and vice versa for motorists travelling in the opposite direction. The council’s Highways Services Manager, Nigel Wintringham, said: “This is the final section of road to be resurfaced in this year’s planned programme of works.”