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Sections of the B1228 to close for two months
9:27am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in News
SECTIONS of an East Yorkshire road are to be closed for two months as part of a £972,000 repair scheme.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to reconstruct about eight miles of the B1228, which links the A1079 east of York to Howden, and create a new surface, with the scheme taking place at two sites on Monday, February 4.
The first section is a four-mile stretch between the junctions at Rossmoor Lodge and Ellerton Common, with the second being the same length between the A163 junction at Bubwith and Spaldington, close to Howden station.
The authority said the work would take away the need for quarried stone to be used in the road foundations and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as well as saving about £300,000.
The B1228 will be closed to through traffic at the two sites for about eight weeks, with access only permitted for residents, businesses, emergency services and other local services and deliveries. Bus services will be affected and details will be released shortly.
A temporary weight restriction of seven-and-a-half tonnes will be enforced on the surrounding minor road network.
Diversions will be put in place through Dunnington, Shipton-thorpe roundabout, the A614, Holme-on-Spalding Moor and Howden, although motorists can also use the A64, A19 and A63 route. For more information, phone project manager James Sissons on 01482 395644 or email james.sissons@ eastriding.gov.uk