Key roadworks are about to resume in York – and a city centre car park will be closed as a result.
Work to resurface and reconstruct the road and footpath on Marygate will start up again tomorrow (Wednesday, 4 January).
The upgrade began in September and was due to pause for Christmas on 19 November. But bad weather and drainage problems delayed progress and it was only halted on 20 December.
The council is spending around £475,000 to reconstruct and repave:
- Marygate and Marygate Lane
- Frederic Street
- Hetherton Street
- Esplanade Court.
The main work is due to last from Monday, 9 January until mid-February. On weekdays while the work is carried out Marygate Car Park will be shut to the public.
And Marygate, Hetherton Street, Esplanade Court, Frederic Street and Marygate Lane will be shut to traffic on weekdays between 9.30am and 4pm.
Emergency services will be permitted through the works as needed.
Cyclists will be diverted via the Sustrans Route – Railway Walk, which is at the back of Marygate Car Park.
Residents and businesses will be permitted to park in Marygate Car Park free of charge, when the road is closed.
Disabled parking bays will also be available in Marygate car park during the full road closures.
A City of York Council spokesperson said: “Residents and visitors to the city are encouraged to plan ahead and use public transport such as the park and ride where possible.”
For full information on the scheme, go to the council’s dedicated web page.