MAJOR safety improvements along the A64 enter new phases this month.

Highways England will carry out vital repairs and resurfacing on the A64 between Brambling Fields and Heslerton, as well as drainage improvement work between Sherburn and Ganton.

The A64 route between the A1(M) and Eastfield, near Scarborough, has already seen improvements since March , as part of a £4 million programme, building on £22 million investment from last year.

Highways England project manager Chris Dunn said: “These latest improvements are a key phase of our commitment to make journeys along the A64 safer and more dependable.

“Ultimately, these improvement works will not only benefit the thousands of drivers who use the A64, but also the residents of the villages who live along this busy route. I’d like to thank everyone for their patience while we carry out this vital work to improve safety.”

Work to improve safety around the junctions at Crambeck and Welburn include a new footpath to link Crambeck and Castle Howard Station Road has also been completed. This project will also see the introduction of five new traffic islands and footpaths, with better junction layouts.

Engineers will dig down 300mm to repair the foundation of the road between the villages of East and West Heslerton later this month to prevent potholes reappearing, and will carry out resurfacing between Brambling Fields and East Heslerton, introducing a high friction surface to boost safety. The village gateways at East and West Heslerton will also be completed as part of this work.

For the work to be done as safely and quickly as possible, closures will be in place between Station Road in West Heslerton and St Hilda’s Street in Sherburn over the weekends of Friday, September 25to Monday, September 28 and Friday, October 2 to Monday, October 5, from 8pm to 6am . It will also be closed on various days Monday to Fridays, 8pm to 6am from September 28 for around four weeks.

Further details can also be found at or by calling the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000.