A1079 Roadworks update: Hayton dual carriageway to be resurfaced

The third phase of the A1079 road improvement scheme will continue with the resurfacing of the York-bound section of the Hayton dual carriageway, which will take around three weeks to complete

The next stage of the £1.6million improvement works for the A1079 Hull to York road near Market Weighton is due to begin on Tuesday 30 August.

The third phase of the scheme will continue with the resurfacing of the York-bound section of the Hayton dual carriageway, which will take around three weeks to complete.

To allow the day-time work to be carried out as quickly as possible and to minimise the disruption to traffic, the York-bound section of the carriageway (westbound) will be closed.

All traffic will be diverted along the Hull-bound (eastbound) section of the carriageway in a contraflow system – with traffic moving in both directions.

The contraflow will be in place for approximately two weeks, with a 30mph speed limit imposed along the length of the carriageway.

Thorpe-le-Street – the road to Everingham – will be closed while the contraflow is in operation and a diversion will be in place.

Further night time resurfacing will take place between Monday 12 and Friday 16 September to finish the areas that cannot be worked on during the contraflow. This will be done between 7pm and 6am under traffic lights to minimise disruption.

Night-time works under traffic lights will also be carried out on Shiptonthorpe Roundabout during the week of 12 September.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council contractors began work on the scheme to resurface the 12-mile stretch of the Hull to York road between the Deepdale lay-by (Highgate junction) and Barmby Moor on 20 June.

The whole scheme is planned to take 15 weeks and is due to be complete by early October.

The work is being carried out in four phases, with the first two already complete:

  • The first saw the resurfacing of the road between the Deepdale layby and Arras Hull.
  • The second saw the resurfacing of the Market Weighton bypass from the Holme Road roundabout to the Shiptonthorpe roundabout.
  • The third phase began with the resurfacing of the western end of Shiptonthorpe, from Drakes Garage, to the start of the Hayton dual carriageway.
  • The fourth and final phase, beginning mid September, will see resurfacing work on the A1079 near to Barmby Moor, which will take three to four weeks.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We apologise in advance for any delays or disruption this scheme will cause, but these are necessary improvements to a very busy stretch of road.

“Our contractors will be carrying out the majority of the work overnight to try to minimise the inconvenience to motorists.

“When it is complete road users will see an improvement as the new surface is designed to be quieter and improve tyre grip.

“We would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.”

The A1079 road improvement scheme is the first to be funded following the council’s successful £16.7 million bid through the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund to the Department for Transport.

This extra funding will be used on a programme of works to improve the condition of ‘A’ roads in the East Riding over the next five years.

Cllr Andy Burton, portfolio holder for planning, highways and transportation, said: “Thanks to its successful bid for funding, the council will be able to improve this stretch of the A1079 and other important ‘A’ roads across the area.

“Motorists, residents and businesses will see the benefits for years to come.”

The work on the A1079 scheme will be carried out by council contractors Britcon (UK) Ltd, based in Lincolnshire.

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