Lights to go up at Mayfield

Mayfield road junction. Whitby.
Mayfield road junction. Whitby.

Temporary traffic lights will be introduced next week as works to improve the Mayfield Road junction continue.

North Yorkshire County Council says the contractor was able to use existing trial hole locations during this week which removed the need for temporary lights but that a four way system will now need be used at different periods.

It will be controlled by traffic management operatives to maximise traffic flows and help reduce queuing traffic at the junction. They will also control pedestrian crossings and give priority to emergency services.

The existing traffic lights will continue to work as normal during this weekend’s Goth event and also for special events such as the Tour de Yorkshire and the May bank holidays.

Cllr Joe Plant said: “The work at Mayfield is underway and proceeding according to plan.

“Temporary lights have been avoided this week but will be in place during next week so the works 
can progress.

“The existing lights will operate as normal during the Goth weekend.

“Every effort is being made to keep disruption to a minimum and to keep people updated.”

A council spokesperson added that works are programmed to last approximately 12 weeks and be completed before the height of the tourist season. The majority of the work will take place 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday .

The upgrade involves a new junction layout and installation of an up-to-date signalling system to improve traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.