City of York Council will be carrying out essential roadworks on key routes in York including Moor Lane, Wigginton Road and a section of the A1237 from this month.
All crews carrying out the works will be operating under strict social distancing guidance.
All but essential maintenance had been paused during the pandemic.
The council has worked with trade unions and its supply chain to enable the authority to develop new ways of working that keep workers and the public safe, and make the most of quieter roads.
The following works are being undertaken from this month:
- Moor Lane: initial works will take place on Tuesday 28 April, between 6pm to 9pm, weather permitting. The will consist of removing all existing road studs in preparation for resurfacing works. The resurfacing works will take place on Sunday 3 May between 9.30am to 11am.
- A1237 – A59 roundabout to B1224 roundabout: initial works will take place on Tuesday 28 April, between 7pm to 9pm, weather permitting. The will consist of removing all existing road studs in preparation for resurfacing works. The resurfacing works will take place on Sunday 3 May 2pm to 4.30pm.
- Wigginton Road (section 1) – Railway line to A1237: The resurfacing works will take place on Sunday 3 May between 7am and 9am.
A council spokesperson said: “As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience to the public. However, everything possible will be done to try to keep any disruption to a minimum at all times.”
In order to carry out these works safely, the following measures will be in place:
- The use of ‘stop and go’ traffic control boards will be necessary whilst works are taking place to manage lane closures, together with the use of a lead vehicle convoy system to guide traffic past the works at a safe and constant speed. This is to ensure that adequate health and safety is maintained for both local residents, the travelling public and the contractor.
- Site staff will be on hand to advise and assist residents about any access restrictions once the works are ongoing.
- All on street parking in the working area and within close proximity to the works will be suspended at these times, although any specific access requirements may be arranged by speaking to the site traffic management operatives, who will co-ordinate with residents’ and businesses’ requirements around the ongoing construction operations. This will not affect access for residents or businesses and the road will be open as normal.
- Bus services will be running as normal, and although there may be slight delays as a consequence of the works, this will be kept to a minimum.
- Emergency services will be permitted through the works at all times.