Improvement works on A64 near Scarborough set to finish this weekend

Imrpovement works to the A64 on the way into Scarborough are nearing completion after weeks of overnight closures.

By Corinne Macdonald
Friday, 6th March 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Friday, 6th March 2020, 1:14 pm

The stretch of the road between Dunslow Road and Seamer has undergoing works since January which are set to finish tomorrow morning when the road reopens at 6am.

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “The work between Seamer and Dunslow Road, which is part of our £22 million investment in the A64, will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians, and provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys."

However, a Seamer resident has said the works have had a negative impact on her health.

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Helen Swallow, of Main Street, Seamer, said: "I don't sleep anyway but I don't even try now because I know I won't be able to.

"It really is affecting my mental health now."

Helen said the diversion route, which passes through Seamer, had caused lorries and other large vehicles to reroute by her house throughout the night causing disruption.

She added: "I've taken early retirement due to ill health so thankfully I don't have to get up in the morning but I volunteer at St Catherine's and it has disrupted that.

"I can't face going when I feel so rotten."

Helen said she hadn't known about the works before the diversion started to disrupt her sleep.

The Highways England spokesperson added: “We wrote to residents before the work started and invited Seamer residents to an information event.

"Since then we have kept those who live along the A64 updated with leaflets.

"The final overnight diversion for this work is overnight on Friday March 6 between 8pm and 6am.”