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Upcoming road closures for Copmanthorpe local safety scheme.

City of York Council is to undertake works at the junction of Manor Heath and Hallcroft Lane, Copmanthorpe to improve safety.

The works are programmed to take 3 weeks to complete.

The junction is prone to “overshoot” accidents with drivers on Hallcroft Lane not realising they are approaching a crossroads junction and failing to give way to traffic on Manor Heath. This has lead to a number of casualty accidents at the junction including a fatal accident

The works include widening the Hallcroft Lane junction mouth to allow the introduction of a pedestrian refuge along with improved signing, and the introduction of buff coloured surfacing on the Hagg Lane approach to help visibly differentiate the major / minor roads.

The alterations to the junction will be undertaken Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30 during the first two weeks. During these works traffic will be managed by temporary traffic signals and no alterations to bus services are planned.

The work will be carried out by City of York Council who will be responsible for safety and providing pedestrian access at all times.

I will be monitoring the local safety works on site, but if you wish to discuss this work further please do not hesitate to contact me on 01904 553496 and I will be pleased to help.

The resurfacing works will be completed during the third week of works (commencing 21st September).

To carry out these works safely, a temporary full road closure will be in place on Hallcroft Lane from its junction with Horseman Lane to the junction with Manor Heath between 09:15 and 16:15. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be signed via Horseman Lane, School Lane, Manor Heath and vice versa.

Additionally to carry out the surfacing work at the junction of Manor Heath / Hallcroft Lane and Hagg Lane a temporary full road closure will be in place at the junction between 18:00 and midnight on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th September. An alternative route for diverted traffic will be signed during the works period.

Coastliner services will be diverted during the closure. Service 13 will not be affected by these works.

Due to the nature of the works and the excavations taking place, it will not be possible for cars to park or drive through the area that is to be surfaced on those days. Residents will be asked to find alternative parking arrangements for the duration of the surfacing works.

Residents in the works area will have pedestrian access to their properties but vehicular access will not be possible during the working times. Vehicular access will only be allowed if it is safe to do so, please observe signs for information.

Any particular access requirements may be arranged if possible with the site supervisor and the Traffic Management Officer on site or by calling Caroline Sims, on 01904 551311.

Emergency services will be permitted through the works in an emergency situation and pedestrian access will be available at all times. Cyclists will be asked to dismount and use the footways when travelling through the works areas.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience. I would like to assure you that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum; however, motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.
 
The Contractor carrying out the work will be Specialist Surfacing who will be responsible for safety and providing pedestrian access at all times.