Work on the A64 at Malton starts soon to replace several miles of safety barriers.
Highways England will carry out the project from Monday, 2 August until Thursday, 23 September as part of an £8m package of improvements along the route that also includes drainage, resurfacing and junction improvements.
Highways England Project Manager Richard Burgess said:
“The safety barrier has reached the end of its life at various locations on the A64 near Malton.
“To keep people safe we need to replace it and will be doing so as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
The work will require overnight closures of the A64 Malton Bypass between Musley Bank and Brambling Fields to set up safe working areas. The first of these will be Monday 2 August on the eastbound carriageway and Tuesday 3 August on the westbound.
Fully signed diversions will be in place which have been agreed in advance with the local authority and police.
Following the two closures there will be 24/7 lane closures in place and a 50mph enforced speed limit to ensure the safety of customers and our workforce.
Laybys will also be closed.
Work will then be carried out during the day where possible. Where necessary work may take place overnight between 8pm to 6am.
As the scheme progresses along the A64 there will be further road closures to change and remove the traffic management.
The dates for these closures will be announced on advance signage along the route and here at YorkMix.