Mayfield Road work will be stopped for bank holiday weekend

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

Work at the Mayfield Road junction will be halted and the roadworks material removed in time for the Tour de Yorkshire and the Bank Holiday weekend.

The county council, undertaking a three month £700,000 scheme of improvements, say that “every effort is being made to keep disruption to a minimum”.

They will also ensure that surfaces are left in a suitable condition for road users and pedestrians and works will start again on Tuesday following the Bank Holiday.

They will involve placing traffic signals in temporary blocks and beginning the installation of ducting across the carriageways.

Cllr Joe Plant said: “We are making every effort to keep people updated about progress of the works. Any road restrictions will be avoided during the Tour de Yorkshire and over the Bank Holiday. Every effort is being made to keep disruption to a minimum.”

The County Council has also carried out work this week to the Four Lane Ends roundabout on Mayfield Road. This has involved reinstating high friction surfacing on the four approaches to the roundabout following an earlier scheme of resurfacing to the roundabout.

This specialist material had to be applied after the resurfacing programme as it works better if it is laid on a surface that is at least a month old.