This is the diversion route to use when A64 closes at Rillington for next two weekends

A section of the A64 will be completely closed for two weekends while surface improvement works are carried out.

By Corinne Macdonald
Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 1:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 1:51 pm

Maintenance work to repair the foundation of the A64 between Rillington Fields and Rillington will provide an improved road surface for drivers.

Highways England is advising drivers intending to use the A64 over the next two weekends that full closures are planned to rebuild the road for around a mile in each direction.

Work will include digging down around 30cm to replace the concrete base which makes up the foundation of the road.

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The A64 will be closed from Rillington to Rillington Fields.

The depth of the required repairs means it wouldn’t be safe for drivers or roadworkers to keep the A64 open during the work.

Highways England advises drivers to plan their journeys in advance and allow extra time while the closures are in place.

To safely complete the work, the A64 in Rillington will be closed from 8pm on Friday November 22 until 6am on Monday November 25, and from 8pm on Friday November 29 until 6am on Monday December 2.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place, with drivers advised to follow the A170 to Pickering from Scarborough then the A169 from Pickering back to the A64 after the closure.

The diversion route from Highways England.

For more information check Twitter @HighwaysYORKS with the hashtag #A64, or visit