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Overnight road closures on A59

Monday 31st March 2014

Walking, Cycling, Buses, Driving, Park and Ride, Visiting York

City of York Council will be carrying out overnight works in the area around the A59 from tonight in preparation for the new Poppleton Bar Park & Ride site.

The works will take place in two phases from Monday 31st March until Thursday 17th April and from Tuesday 6th May until Friday 23rd May.

To allow the council to undertake overnight works temporary traffic signals or, in the second phase, overnight closures will be in place. The works are scheduled to take place between 19:00 and 06:00, although some closures will be shorter than this.

The first phase of overnight works during March and April will include installing drainage, kerbing, traffic signs, lamp columns and tidying verges on the A1237 south of the A59.

Widening works will also take place on bus stops at Poppleton Garden Centre including footway works on the corner of the A59.

The second phase of overnight works during May will require a closure of the A1237 to enable final surfacing works at Poppleton roundabout and along the A59. All affected residents and traders have been sent advance notification about the works.

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

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience but everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum. There will however be occasions where there is a need to use rollers and pavers through the night.

The new Park & Ride site at Poppleton Bar is part of a programme to upgrade York’s Park & Ride network, which already carries over four million passenger journeys every year.