DRIVERS are being warned of possible delays as roadworks are set to get underway on a major road in York.

National Highways will be resurfacing both carriageways of the A64 between York and Malton between Barr Lane and Claxton as well as part of Scotchman Lane. They’ll also be painting new road markings, replacing studs and carrying out drainage work.

The work starts on Monday (November 1) and is due to be complete in early December, weather permitting.

National Highways Project Manager Richard Burgess said: “This work is essential to keep the A64 in a safe, smooth condition for our customers.

“For the safety of roadworkers and the public, we’ll need to close the A64 in both directions between Barr Lane to Claxton overnight from 8pm to 6am, Monday to Friday.  A fully signed diversion via the A169 and A170 will be in place which has been agreed in advance with the police and local authority.

“The diversion route has been planned to consider the needs of local communities and will extend journey times considerably so we’re advising road users to allow more time and plan their journeys in advance.”