East Riding of Yorkshire Council and PBS Construction have confirmed that Hilderthorpe Road will re-open in one direction from Saturday, 23 December for Christmas and the New Year.
Carriageway work has been ongoing between Bridge Street and Springfield Avenue since September and is a key part of the multi-million-pound Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2 (BridITP2), designed to improve traffic flow and pedestrian access in the town centre as well as opening up land for development to boost the local economy.
With many people travelling to see family and friends over busy festive period, the council and its contractor have been working hard to ensure the road can re-open in one direction from Bridlington Harbour to Tesco.
The contractor will then resume work on site, under a full road closure, from Monday, 8 January, with the aim of completing this section of the scheme by the end of January.
Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The Christmas and New Year period sees an increase in people travelling and this was always at the forefront of the council and contractor’s minds. It is important to do all we can to reduce congestion at this important time of the year.
“In spite of various challenges, work on BridITP2 is continuing to progress well and we would like to thank residents, visitors and businesses for their continued patience and understanding while we deliver this multi-million-pound investment which is vital for the future prosperity of Bridlington.”
BridITP2 will not only have long-term benefits for the town’s transport infrastructure and development, it is also supporting the construction sector during a difficult time for the industry, nationally, and is also providing a valuable opportunity for local children to learn.
Recently, 15 students from Bridlington School, aged 12 and 13 years old, visited the works to find out more about the project and to consider careers in the engineering sector after entering the Engineer of the Future Competition run by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Brian Phillipson, assistant principal engineer, said: “Supporting the next generation of civil engineers is a priority for both the council and for the construction industry.
“It was a pleasure to host this visit and to speak to the children about the works. We also gave them a safety induction and took them on a tour of the site.”
For further information about the regeneration of Bridlington, visit www.bridlingtonrenaissance.com
If you have any queries about the works, including any access issues through or around the works, contact Andy Thorley – PBS site manager – or the site team on 07376082397 or 07376082401.