It is becoming increasingly difficult to enter or leave York without being caught up in traffic queues caused by roadworks.
The number of road and lane closures is mounting up, adding to the delays for drivers and bus passengers.
Some are works planned months in advance, while others are emergency works reacting to problems with the road surface or utilities.
As of today (Monday, 25 September) these are some of the main routes hit by roadworks.
- Bishopthorpe Road: shut between the junctions of Vine Street and Ebor Street for three weeks for sewer repairs by Yorkshire Water. Due to finish Thursday 12 October
- Tadcaster Road: contraflows on separate sections as part of road upgrade. Due to finish 31 October
- Kent Street: drainage and highway resurfacing works. Due to finish Sunday 8 October
- Layerthorpe: sewer works outside the the new Premier Inn hotel. Due to finish Tuesday 3 October
- Pavement: temporary traffic lights to make way for the bollard installation on Shambles. Due to finish: Friday 6 October
- Goodramgate: overrunning bollard installation works. Due to finish Friday 13 October.
- Leeman Road: Work on York Central development. Due to finish Friday 10 November.
There is also more anti-terror bollard work underway that has closed the already restricted route of St Andrewgate.
Forthcoming road restrictions to allow for bollard installations will see these closures:
- Minster Gates from September 25 to 13 October. Pedestrian access will be via Minster Yard and High Petergate.
- Colliergate from October 9 to November 17. Pedestrian access will be open during the works and diversions for vehicles put in place.
- Blake Street from October 16 to November 24. Pedestrian access will be open during the works and diversions for vehicles put in place.
Earlier this summer, City of York Council urged residents to plan ahead as a series of major projects, including York Central and the Station Gateway project, brought with them various traffic disruption.