£550,000 road improvement scheme for Gorton Road, Willerby, due to start next week

Date
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
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A £550,000 scheme to improve the road surface on Gorton Road, between Willerby and Anlaby, and the two roundabouts at either end, is due to start next week.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is expected to begin work on Monday 19 October to resurface the road and both the Haltemprice and Kingston Road roundabouts.

The scheme will include some deep reconstruction work on Gorton Road, concrete repairs, resurfacing of footpaths and repairs to the kerbing.

The work is scheduled to continue until December with the majority of the first half taking place during the evening to help minimise the disruption to motorists, businesses and residents.

The scheme will be split into four phases to help reduce disturbance and traffic congestion:

Phase 1

The first phase will focus mainly on the resurfacing of the Haltemprice roundabout, and will be split into two parts:

Phase 1, Part A: This will involve the temporary closure of Gorton Road and Springfield Way. Three-way temporary traffic lights will also be in operation on Beverley Road, Anlaby, South Ella Way and Beverley Road, Kirk Ella.

Work on this section will be carried out between 6pm-11pm Mondays to Saturdays, and 7am-11pm on Sundays.

A signed diversion route will be in place via Anlaby and Willerby Square.

Phase 1, Part B: This will involve the temporary road closure of South Ella Way and Beverley Road, Kirk Ella, along with the use of three-way temporary traffic lights on Beverley Road, Anlaby, Springfield Way and Gorton Road.

Work on this section will be carried out between 6pm-11pm Mondays to Saturdays, and 7am-11pm on Sundays.

Traffic will be diverted via South Ella Way, Mill Lane and Woodland Drive, Kirk Ella.

Access will still be provided to residents living in the closed area and the emergency services.

Phase 2

The second phase will focus on the resurfacing of the Kingston Road roundabout, with work being carried out between 6pm-11pm Mondays to Fridays.

Because of the narrow widths of the lanes, this phase will need to be carried out under temporary road closures. The closures will include Kingston Road (both lanes), Gorton Road and The Parkway.

Due to on-going Hull City Council works on nearby routes, the traffic diversion for this phase will be via Cottingham and Willerby Square.

During the closures, access will be provided for residents living in the closure area, businesses and the emergency services.

The improvements to both roundabouts is expected to be complete by mid-November.

Phase 3

The third phase will follow on in mid-November and take around six weeks to complete, finishing before Christmas.

This part concentrates on Gorton Road itself and involves the majority of the improvements, including deep reconstruction of the road.

Due to the nature of the works, Gorton Road will need to be temporarily closed to traffic for 24-hours a day until the work is complete to ensure the safety of the workforce and road users.

Traffic will be diverted via Willerby Square during this time.

Access will be provided for residents living in the closure area, businesses and the emergency services.

All timescales are weather permitting and are subject to change.

The work will be carried out by council contractor PBS Construction (NE) Ltd, as part of the council's annual highway maintenance scheme.

Councillor Gary McMaster, the council's portfolio holder for enhancing communities, said: "We want to thank road users, residents and businesses in advance for their patience while we carry out this essential work.

"We have tried to schedule the works to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. Although some inconvenience can't be avoided, we hope people will bear with us and notice the difference once the scheme is complete."

Buses

Gorton Road is an existing bus route for various services. All bus services will follow the signed diversion routes and will not be visiting the regular bus stops on Gorton Road.

During Phase 3, all bus users are advised to use the nearest bus stops either on Kingston Road or Springfield Way.

East Riding Leisure Haltemprice (including surgery and library)

Access for East Riding Leisure Haltemprice will be as follows depending on the phase of works being carried out:

Phase 1, Part A - Access will be from Gorton Road southbound due to lane closures on Gorton Road between Haltemprice and the roundabout. Delays are to be expected.

Phase 1, Part B - Access will be unaffected.

Phase 2 - Access will be from Gorton Road northbound due to lane closures on Gorton Road at Kingston Road roundabout.

Phase 3 - Access will be strictly from Gorton Road northbound due to lane closures and ongoing works on Gorton Road, between the Haltemprice and Kingston Road roundabouts.

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