East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced a programme of major overnight road improvements on the A614 in the Driffield area, beginning on Monday 12 September.
The programme is costing in excess of £800,000 and will involve resurfacing and other improvements, including work on several of the roundabouts on the Driffield bypass. The council’s contractors for the scheme will be Cemex.
The A614 road improvement scheme is the second 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 A614 and other important ‘A’ roads across the area.
“Motorists, residents and businesses will see the benefits for years to come.”
The work has been divided into five sections, as follows :
Section 1 – The A614 from the ‘Four Winds’ to Kelleythorpe roundabout.
The work will be carried out overnight between the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 Monday to Friday with convoy working to control traffic speed from 12 September to 3 October.
This phase of work will include some repairs to the carriageway and then resurfacing the full carriageway. Some short sections of kerbing will also be replaced.
Section 2 – The A614 between the Kelleythorpe and A166 roundabouts, and the A166 and B1249 roundabouts.
Work will be carried out overnight between the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 Monday to Friday with traffic controlled by traffic lights.
The work will run from 4 to 18 October.
These sections are to be repaired before the carriageway is surfaced dressed next year.
Section 3 – A614/A166 (York Road) roundabout. – Work to be carried out overnight between the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 Monday to Friday, with the closure of the A166 and York Road at the roundabout.
This phase will run from 19-31 October and will consist of repairs to some parts of the roundabout and then resurfacing of the entire roundabout.
Section 4 – A614/B1249 (Scarborough Road) roundabout. Works to be carried out overnight between the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 Monday to Friday with the closure of the B1249 and Scarborough Road at the roundabout.
This phase of the works will run from 1 to 10 November and will consist of repairs to some parts of the roundabout and then resurfacing of the entire roundabout.
Section 5 – A614 Nafferton roundabout.Works to be carried out overnight between the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 Monday to Friday. North Street, leading in to Nafferton, will be closed at the roundabout.
This phase of work is scheduled to run from 4 to 13 October , and will consist of repairs to some parts of the roundabout, then resurfacing of the entire roundabout.
When completed, the new road surface will consist of a quieter material, providing improved skid resistance, and reducing the road noise.
Further work is due to be included to improve the Kelleythorpe roundabout and the Beverley Road roundabout under this contract. Dates for this work will be announced in due course.
Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at the 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.”
An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson added : “All roads to be closed will be signed in advance of the closure, giving time and dates of the impending closure.
“The closures will be during works operations only, ie only between 19.00 and 06.00. During the daytime hours, a 30mph temporary speed limit will be in place. All diversionary routes will be clearly signed.”