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Five Week Road Closures Along The B1228 York To Howden


7:18am 8th July 2013

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to undertake improvements to approximately eight miles the B1228, which links the A1079 east of York to the town of Howden.

The works were deferred in February due to the extremely high levels of rainfall experienced in January that would have adversely affected the works which include the recycling of the existing carriageway surface.

Work will now take place at two separate sites. Site one is located on a four-mile section of carriageway, between Rossmoor Lodge Junction and Ellerton Common Junction, and Site two is located on a four-mile section of carriageway, between the A163 junction at Bubwith and the junction near Spaldington approximately one mile north of Howden railway station.

Work at both sites is programmed to start today (Monday, 8 July) and the B1228 will be closed to through traffic at the two sites for around five weeks.

Access through the two sites will only be permitted for residents and businesses, within the limits of the reconstruction works and a signed traffic diversion will be in place for through traffic via A1079 Dunnington - Shiptonthorpe Roundabout - A614 - Holme-on-Spalding-Moor - Howden, alternatively traffic can divert to the west via A64 York - A19 - A63 Howden.

Access will also be maintained for emergency services, shop deliveries, refuse collection, mobile library services, mobile optician and postal services, say East riding of Yorkshire Council.

Temporary 7.5T weight restrictions will be enforced on the surrounding minor road network in order to avoid damage to carriageways and verges in the locality which are unsuitable for HGV use. HGV's are requested re-route via the A and B road network, unless absolutely necessary.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whilst some inconvenience will be unavoidable on works of this nature, the duration of the road closure is being kept to a minimum by constructing the two sites simultaneously; allowing the contractor to progress the works efficiently and reduce both costs and construction time.”

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