A MAIN traffic route in and out of Bridlington town centre is set for major disruption.
As part of its programme of highway maintenance works, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to carry out extensive improvements to a 600m stretch of Quay Road.
The work, which will cover the stretch between the Quay Road roundabout and the town’s war memorial, will begin on Monday, January 31.
It will cost around £150,000, and be completed in six phases lasting for three weeks,.
Work involves resurfacing the road, renewing iron work, laying road markings and coloured surfacing.
Partial sections of the road will be closed during the day from 9.15am to 3.15pm, and complete closures of some sections will occur over night.
The roundabouts at Quay Road and Wellington Road will be closed in sections during the day to all traffic during the duration of the work within those sections – from Monday January 31 to Wednesday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 8 to Monday, February 14 respectively.
The road junctions of Cambridge Street, Moorfield Road, Station Avenue, Oliver’s Lane, Victoria Road and Wellington Road will also be closed for periods during the works.
The junction on to Victoria Road will also be closed during the day for a five day period.
The one-way system on this street being temporarily revoked so vehicles can access the street from Wellington Road.
Regarding disruption to businesses and the public, a spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire said: “For safety reasons and to minimise disruption on Quay Road, it is planned to undertake the work where possible during the hours of 9.15am and 3.15pm under traffic control.
“Phases one, two and six will be carried out under stop/go traffic light systems, as there is sufficient width to carry out road surfacing activities safely.
“Phases three, four and five will be carried out under a road closure due to the proximity of the railway line.”
There had been worries from local businesses that access to their shops would be affected, but the council said it had taken steps to keep any disruption to a minimum.
The spokesman said: “Access will still be provided for the Town Hall, Magistrates’ Court and other buildings, and Moorfield Road car park will be open as usual.
“Station Approach will be closed as part of phase five overnight on Saturday, February 19, but access will be provided for vehicles.”
Journeys which involve crossing the railway line on Quay Road over night will be diverted along a route following Queensgate, Flamborough Road, Promenade and through the town centre – or the reverse of this dependent of direction of travel.
Bus stops in Quay Road near the Town Hall and at the junctions or Oliver’s Lane and Station Approach will also be affected.
At the time of the Free Press going to print, the council was in discussions with East Yorkshire Motors Services regarding the relocation of these stops.
Last week the Free Press reported on the state of Bridlington’s roads following the cold weather and the emergence of hundreds of pot holes around the town – Quay Road being one of the worst affected areas.
The council spokesman said: “We have increased work teams around Bridlington in the last week to help with the problem of the pot holes which have appeared.”
Fourteen teams are now working to repair potholes across the county. Potholes or damage to roads can be reported to the council’s streetscene team on 0845 6001666 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.