Traffic tailbacks on Scalby Road set to come to an end

The roadworks on Scalby Road.
The roadworks on Scalby Road.

Long traffic tailbacks on Scalby Road are finally set to come to an end this evening after roadworks are completed.

For six weeks temporary traffic lights have been placed at the junction of Lady Edith’s Drive, with traffic restricted to one lane.

Motorists have reported lengthy delays and people living in the area claimed they had been given no advance warning of the works.

Helen Watson, from North Yorkshire County Council highways department, said: “The works to provide new footways, tactile paving and all the underground ductwork for the signal equipment will be complete by the end of today (Thursday December 4, 2014). The temporary traffic lights will be removed by the end of tomorrow.

“There is however a below-ground base to be installed that the signal controller box will sit on. This will be installed in the next week or so, but the work will not disrupt traffic.

“The signal controller box, signal poles and equipment will be installed by a separate specialist contractor in the new year, likely to be January or February 2015. Pedestrians will be able to use the new crossing point in the meantime.”