Headline
Pocklington road to be closed for essential resurfacing works
Date
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Description

A main road into Pocklington is due to be closed for three weeks in November for essential resurfacing works.

As part of its highway maintenance programme, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to invest £280,000 into improving the road surface along The Balk, one of the main routes in and out of the town via the A1079 Hull to York road.

Work is due to start on Monday 11 November to resurface a section of the road between the York Road junction and the White Mill Drive roundabout. The scheme is expected to take three weeks to complete.

It will be necessary to close the road in order to make sure the work is carried out safely and efficiently.

The Balk will be closed between the York Road junction and the White Mill Drive roundabout from 8am on Monday 11 November and is due to reopen on Friday 29 November, weather permitting.

The works will be carried out by contractors C R Reynolds Ltd and will also include the replacement of damaged kerbs and repairs to the existing drainage system.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at the council, said: “We would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience while we carry out this resurfacing.

“We need to do this work because the existing road surface is showing signs of deterioration, but when it’s complete drivers will notice a major improvement.”

During the work, traffic will be diverted via Hodsow Lane and West Green.

Access will be maintained for emergency services and for residents and businesses within the site, but will only be permitted from the White Mill Drive roundabout end. No access will be permitted from the A1079 York Road at any time.

Access will be monitored by traffic management staff during working hours, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday, and delays are to be expected.

Recycling the road surface

The work carried out on The Balk will use a technique of recycling the current road surface to help create the new one.

The process involves removing the existing road surface before pulverising it and mixing with cement to create the base layer for the new road surface. New Tarmac is then laid on top.

The system is used for certain council road schemes because it is efficient, cost-effective and helps to reduce the council’s carbon footprint.

Dave Waudby said: “As well as reducing waste, reducing energy usage and lowering the cost, the benefits of using this process on this scheme outweigh our conventional highway maintenance techniques.”

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