Major highway reconstruction work on the B1249 road through Langtoft is due to be completed this week – one week earlier than scheduled.
The road through the village, which has been closed to all through traffic since November 2, is expected to reopen on Friday 18 December, weather permitting.
The £800,000 scheme carried out by East Riding of Yorkshire Council has seen a 2.7km stretch of the B1249 strengthened and resurfaced, between the Mill Lane junction to the north of Langtoft and Tranmere House Farm to the south. During the work, traffic has been diverted via Garton on the Wolds and Sledmere, and access has been available to residents and emergency vehicles only.
The scheme has seen the replacement of the existing road surface, the replacement of some worn kerbs, the resurfacing of footpaths, the cleaning and maintaining of the drainage system and the replacement of road markings. The project has been designed and managed by the council’s civil engineering services team and constructed by the council’s network surfacing team.
Cllr Andy Burton, portfolio holder for planning, highways and transportation, said: “We would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience while this essential work has been carried out. “The road surface uses materials to reduce the noise levels of traffic and we hope that will be a great benefit to the residents of Langtoft for many years.”