Traffic delays expected as works set to begin on Stepney Drive today and last for eight weeks

Work to reconstruct footpaths to the east of Stepney Drive is set to start today (Monday January 27) and last for eight weeks.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 7:00 am

The work to will be carried out between 8am and 4pm on weekdays under temporary traffic light control.

These plans to replace a worn footpath will improve safety for pedestrians.

Driver are advised to try and avoid Stepney Drive at peak times or allow extra time for their journey.

The Stepney Drive/ Scalby Road junction. Picture: JPI Media

Traffic will also be affected by temporary traffiic lights on nearby on Scalby Road near Proudfoots where gas works are taking place.

Improvement works at the Scalby Road/ Stepney Drive and Scalby Road/ Woodlands Drive junctions will being this spring.

These improvements mark the halfway point in the £4m scheme in Scarborough which will see four major junctions in the town upgraded to ease congestion and improve safety for pedestrians.

Work on the Stepney Road/Falsgrave Road roundabout is scheduled for autumn 2020 with all work expected to be complete by spring 2021.

Work has already been completed on the Scalby Road/Manor Road junction, where the road was resurfaced and widened to create two lanes, the roundabout was made smaller to make it easier to turn and improvements were made to the pedestrian dropped kerbs and islands.

At the Stepney Road/Stepney Drive/Sandybed Lane junction, the approaching roads were widened to accommodate additional lanes, and a new pedestrian crossing for pupils attending Scarborough Sixth Form College was created.