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Hilderthorpe Road to be reopened in time for the Easter Bank Holiday

The multi-million-pound investment into Bridlington’s transport infrastructure continues in 2018

The works to Hilderthorpe Road between Bridge Steet and Springfield Avenue have been complete since the end of January. The next phase, the junction of Hilderthorpe Rd and Springfield Ave, is also expected to be complete with the exception of the traffic signals and the road reopened in time for the Easter Bank Holiday.

Despite the best efforts by PBS Construction the new traffic signals that their specialist sub-contractor was expected to install have been unexpectedly delayed and so the junction will operate on temporary signals initially until the specialist subcontractor can attend site and complete the permanent signal installation.

The next stage of the works has already started a few weeks ago involving the removal of much of the southern embankment to the Gypsey Race between Springfield Ave and the Stub End Bridge near Tesco.

This work will see the removal of the embankment and the construction of a new wall running along the south side of the Gypsey Race. The area will then be backfilled to provide a foundation for the next phase of widening of Hilderthorpe Road and later the extension of the Gypsey Race Park.

Following the Easter break, works will continue along Hilderthorpe Rd to create the widening required to provide three lanes.

These works will be carried out in phases over the next seven months or so.

Beck Hill is still closed to through traffic to facilitate the drainage works, embankment construction and realignment of the new carriageway for the ongoing construction of the new bridge across the Gypsey Race.

Access to the large car park (Lord Feoffees) is still possible from Prospect Street. However, Beck Hill will be closed to all traffic from around the 16 April for approximately three weeks to allow for the new road construction and alterations to Ice House Lane and the Lord Feoffees car park entrance. The car park will again be open for the first May Bank Holiday.

The stage 1 works to the Railway Station Approach and Plaza are still on hold pending agreement with Network Rail. The earliest start date is now expected to be June 2018.

The next large-scale works in Bridlington are now underway with the new Gypsey Race Park Project. These works will create a green corridor along the stream providing pleasant walking and cycling routes, play areas and improved habitats for wildlife between Station Road and along the Coach Park. The end result will be a linear park along the Gypsey Race.

Designs are being developed for the next phases with other areas extending up to Springfield Avenue and the new Beck Hill bridge. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused and ask that the public and businesses continue to support this major project.

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.

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