Disruption for motorists as A64 due to close

Heavy machinery digging deep to fix the worn out A64.
Heavy machinery digging deep to fix the worn out A64.

Drivers are set to face disruption when the A64 between the Seamer and Staxton roundabout shuts this weekend.

Closures were meant to take place over the last two weekends, but were postponed due to roadworks not being completed in time on the planned diversion route in Pickering.

At the time of writing (Thursday, December 4, 2014), the road is due to be closed between the two roundabouts from 8pm tomorrow night until 6am at the latest on Monday morning.

The carriageway will also be shut from Seamer roundabout to the Eastfield roundabout tonight from 8pm to 6am.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted north at the Pickering Interchange along the A169, east at Pickering along the A170 and at East Ayton traffic is signed to follow the A170 to Scarborough or along the B1261 (Seamer Road) to re-join the A64. Westbound traffic is diverted along the reverse of this route.

There will also be lane closures, temporary traffic signals and convoy working between Staxton crossroads and Staxton roundabout from Monday until Tuesday, December 16, from 8pm to 6am. This work will require the closures of side roads entering the A64 and diversion routes will be in place.

The two cancelled weekend closures are being rescheduled for the new year.

They are part of a £3.3 million scheme to improve journeys for drivers in Malton and Scarborough by resurfacing parts of the A64 and work is due to be completed in February.

Phase 2 – East Knapton to West Heslerton starts on January 5-25.

There will be overnight lane closures, temporary traffic signals and convoy working in place between 8pm and 6am. In addition the A64 will be fully closed over the weekends of January 9-12 and January 16-19, from 8pm on Friday evening until 6am on Monday morning.

Phase 3 – Pickering Interchange to Brambling Fields starts on January 25 - February 7.

Overnight closures of the A64 Brambling Fields eastbound entry and exit slip road. At times there will also be lane closures, temporary traffic signals and convoy working on the A64 eastbound carriageway from 8pm to 6am.

Phase 4 – Barton Hill Crossroads starts on February 7-11.

There will be A64 westbound lane closures, with temporary traffic signals and convoy working in place between 8pm and 6am. During all of the closures clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.

More information about the work can be found on the Highways Agency website.

During the roadworks drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow more for travel. Drivers can get up-to-the-minute travel information by phoning the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by accessing the Agency’s website. Drivers can also download the Highways Agency’s iPhone app or follow updates via Twitter at @HAnews_yorks