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Night Time Roadworks for Poppleton Park & Ride to Take Longer


12:22pm 23rd May 2014

Roadworks at the A59/A1237 junction for the opening of the new Poppleton Bar Park&Ride site have been extended because of  what York Council is calling "unforeseen circumstances".

The night time roadworks are being extended due to a number of unexpected utility services and difficult ground conditions. The works will continue to take place overnight to minimise disruption during peak travel times.

Access is available to all businesses and properties during these periods but drivers may need to follow diversions. With York Council emphasising that the area is "open for business".

The overnight works are taking place as follows:

  • A59: May 22 - June 15 2014 (not including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). Nightshifts controlled by temporary traffic signals. No access to A1237 from A59 during overnight works (May 22 to June 6)
  • A1237: May 22 – June 6 2014 (not including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). Nightshifts under temporary closure from Wetherby Road (B1224) to Great North Way (York Business Park).

The temporary closure will not be implemented on Bank Holiday Monday (26 May) and for the remainder of that week the road will be closed at 10pm until 6am the following morning. Outside of those dates the closure will be from 8pm until 6 am.

The work requires a closure of the A1237 to enable final construction of an enlarged junction and surfacing works to be completed at Poppleton roundabout and along the A59.  

All affected residents and traders have been sent advance notification about the works. ‘Businesses are open’ signage has been placed along the route to help trade.

The road closure will be supervised at all times to prevent unauthorised access and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Everything reasonably possible will be done to keep disruption to a minimum. There will however be occasions, for example when surfacing, where we need to use rollers and pavers through the night.

Highway improvement works are also being undertaken to ease access into the new facility. The A59/Station Road/Northfield Lane junction will be improved using traffic lights and a mini roundabout.  

Alterations to the A59 /A1237 roundabout are also being made to provide more capacity on the York Outer Ring Road and include the installation of a new pedestrian and cyclist underpass.

For more details on the scheme visit http://www.york.gov.uk/parkandride

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