Roadworks cause delays

Road Works around Kirkgate Old Town'PA1212-9a
Road Works around Kirkgate Old Town'PA1212-9a

ROADWORKS on Quay Road, Kirkgate and Well Lane in Bridlington have led to some delays for drivers as the council prepares the town’s roads for the busy summer months.

The council said the resurfacing work on some of Bridlington’s major routes is essential to repair damage caused by poor weather over recent years.

The work on Quay Road started on Sunday and is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, by April 1 and is taking place between the junction with Brett Street and the roundabout.

Temporary traffic lights on Quay Road and a diversion along Brett Street for people to access St John’s Walk have been put in place and the one-way system on Ashville Street has been temporarily suspended during working hours.

Resurfacing the road on Kirkgate, which started on Monday, is due to be a quicker job, expected to end on Saturday.

Well Lane is also undergoing resurfacing work as part of highway maintenace on Bessingby Hill, and scheduled for completion within the first week of April.

Although these roadworks are described by the council as essential, some have criticised their timing.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is regrettable that there is some disruption to residents and road users, which is unfortunately inevitable with works of this nature, and the council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

“It is important that these works are carried out now ahead of the busy summer season in order to avoid disruption for businesses and to ensure that the road surface is in the best possible order long-term.”

Alongside the resurfacing works, repairs are being conducted on the Gypsey Race bridge on Springfield Avenue – work which is also due to be completed by the end of the month.