Four busy roads in York to be disrupted by roadworks starting next week

Essential roadworks will see closures on Huntington Road, Haxby Road and Hamilton Drive East in York through February and March.

And City of York Council is also planning to replace ageing traffic signals at the Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road junction starting next week.

Here are the key details.

Wigginton Road / Crichton Avenue

Work to replace the traffic signals at the Crichton Avenue and Wigginton Road junction will start on Monday 8 February.

Layout changes are being made to make the junction work more efficiently, this will include introducing new pedestrian crossings, extended double yellow lines on the ‘access road’, kerb line changes and removing the small pedestrian island on Crichton Avenue.

This will take around six weeks to complete.

Work will be carried out from 9am and 4.30pm during the week and also will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am and 4pm. Temporary signals replicating, as closely as possible, the current operation of the junction will be in place throughout the works.

During the works it is anticipated that there will be significant delays when travelling through the junction.   

Those using the junction are urged to plan ahead, allow more time for journeys on these routes and to consider alternatives and to use public transport where possible. 

Hamilton Drive East

Hamilton Drive East roadworks start on Monday 8 February between 7.30pm and midnight, with the road shut only between these hours. It will be closed between the Holgate Road junction and up to but not including the Barbara Grove junction.

Huntington Road

Huntington Road works start on Monday 8 March for two weeks between 7.30pm and 5am.

The first week of work will see the road shut from just after the Ramsey Close junction up to just before the Fossway and Haley’s Terrace junction. The second week will see the road closed at Fossway and Haley’s Terrace junction and Somerset Road.

Bus diversions will be in place. During the first week the number 14 will divert via Heworth Green, Dodsworth Avenue and Fossway in both directions.

In the second week, bus numbers 5/5A will divert via Haxby Road and Link Rd in both directions (not serving Haley’s Terrace or Huntington Rd).

Bus Service 14 will divert via Heworth Green, Malton Rd, Elmfield Ave, Monkton Rd and Byland Ave in both directions (not serving Huntington Rd between Monkgate roundabout and Byland Ave junction).

Kerb and drainage work will take place on March 1 between 9.15am and 4pm, but the road will not be closed.

Haxby Road

Haxby Road works start on Monday 22 March for five nights between 7.30pm and 5am. The road will be fully closed from, and including, the junction of Rose Street, up to just before the junction of Walpole Street.

The bollards at Fountayne Street and Vyner Street will be removed while work takes place, to allow residents to access roads via Wigginton Road. Kerb and drain works will also take place for five days from February 15.

Bus Services 1, 5 and 5A will divert via Lord Mayor’s Walk, Monkgate and Huntington Road.