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Pressure to Dual the A64 Needs to be Maintained

Pressure to Dual the A64 Needs to be Maintained

Published by Matthew Pells at 6:01am 19th August 2019.

Pressure to dual the A64 needs to be maintained according to Filey's MP.

Kevin Hollinrake has welcomed last weeks announcement of £22m for a programme of safety improvements on the road between the A1 and Seamer, but say's more is needed.

Around 25 schemes are being carried out along the 55-mile route, including safety improvements at Crambeck and Rillington between now and the end of March next year.

Kevin says dualling the road is the only real solution and he says that was made very clear to Highways England at a recent meeting.

Highways England project manager Chris Dunn said:

"We are carrying out a series of improvements along the A64 between the A1(M) and Seamer over the next 12 months which will provide better journeys for drivers and improved road safety.

These include major safety improvements at Crambeck and Rillington which are being funded as part of our safety designated funds. It also includes further improvements for cyclists along the route as well some junction improvements making it easier for people to access caravan sites in the area.

The majority of the work is being carried out from September onwards to avoid the summer months when traffic is at its heaviest, although we do need to start some overnight resurfacing work prior to that between Headley Bar and Hopgrove roundabout from Monday 19 August."

Local residents, drivers, businesses and tourists will also be able to find out more about the schemes at a series of talks being held by Highway England.

  • Friday 16 August at Staxton Village Hall, Wain’s Lane, Staxton, YO12 4SF between 3pm and 7pm
  • Thursday 22 August at RNLI Lifeboat Station forecourt, West Pier, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB between 10am and 4pm
  • Friday 30 August Rillington Village, Hall High Street, Rillington, YO17 8LH between 3pm and 7pm

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Fileyman, on 19th August 2019 12:52pm
What is the point.
A dual carriageway only gets you to the next holdups a bit quicker.

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