Major overnight roadworks about to begin on A166 at Stamford Bridge

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that improvements to the A166 in Stamford Bridge are to begin on Monday, 5 February.

The work will involve carriageway resurfacing between the East Riding boundary and St Edmunds in the village for five weeks, and will be carried out Monday – Friday in the evenings, between 19.00 and midnight when traffic flows are lighter. The evening work will be carried out under convoy traffic control, and work will be in short sections. Some daytime work may also take place for minor operations such as repairing gulleys and manhole covers.

Buttercrambe Road, Viking Road and Church Road will be closed when the contractor is working in the vicinity of these junctions, but only one junction will be closed on any given evening.

After the Stamford Bridge works are completed, work will begin on Viking Road to replace the old concrete road and improve footways and kerbing. Further information about this phase of the work will be made available nearer the time.

The Stamford Bridge works are part of a larger scheme of improvements on the A166, which will also include resurfacing at Garrowby Hill and further resurfacing west of Fridaythorpe.

The entire scheme is costing £1.9 million, and will be carried out by CEMEX UK on behalf of the council, with funding secured after a successful bid by the council to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. (The resurfacing of Viking Road is being funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council).

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “I am delighted that this is another significant scheme for which we have been able to secure funding via a successful bid to the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. There is no doubt that the completion of this scheme will result in major benefits for road users on this busy route.”

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to motorists during these works, but they have been scheduled outside of peak hours to minimise disruption. We hope that road users will bear with us whilst we complete this very important project.”

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