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WORKMEN will begin installing new safety barriers on a three-mile stretch of the A64 near Malton next week.

The Highways Agency said verge side barriers would be replaced between Pickering Interchange and Brambling Fields Interchange, improving safety for drivers.

The project, which will continue from next Monday until February 16, will lead to the closure of one lane on both sides of the dual carriageway for 24 hours a day, with a 50mph speed limit in place.

Full overnight road closures will also be required to install and remove traffic management at the beginning and end of the scheme.