Notice from A-one+ – 6th July 2020

Dear Customer,

A64 Crambeck and Welburn progress update and planned closures

A-one+ on behalf of Highways England has been carrying out safety improvements on the A64 around the junctions at Crambeck and Welburn.

What’s happened so far?

We’ve constructed a new footpath linking Crambeck and Castle Howard Station Road and installed new drainage and laid foundations for the carriageway widening to create the ‘ghost island’ right turns, pedestrian refuges/splitter islands. This work required deep excavation and for safety we needed to use temporary barriers but we’re now planning to remove these.

Planned closures

To safely and quickly remove the temporary barrier we’ll need to fully close the road overnight on Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July 2020 between 8pm and 6am.

While the road is closed, we’ll carry out some of the village gateway speed reduction work so that we don’t have to close the road again in future.

Access to Greets House Road will remain closed for safety until we remove the temporary barriers when we’ll assess the risk again. We’ll aim to restore access as soon as possible.

Fully signed diversions will be in place and we’ll maintain access for residents and Coastliner buses. Please be mindful that this is a working site with multiple working areas, always drive with caution and be aware we may need to escort you through working areas.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

What’s next?

After the removal of temporary barriers, we’ll still use narrow lanes while we carry out the remaining work including the new bus layby and footpath.

After this and the widening we can start constructing the traffic islands and pedestrian areas which we’ll do using traffic signals.

We’ll need to close the road again towards the end of the scheme in late August to surface the carriageway, but we’ll write to you nearer the time with the details.

Additional information

We’ve had to make some changes to the original proposal and can only apologise for any concerns that may have arisen as a result. We’ve experienced some engineering challenges with this scheme during the construction, but we wanted to make sure we provided the bus lay-bys, and to achieve that we had to change the design after we’d already started. You can view the new design below. The bus lay-bys will now be opposite each other. In addition, the access to Greets House Road was deemed unsafe to keep open while the temporary barriers were in use.

We’re sorry we were unable to provide you with an accurate update until more recently because we were still working with our partners to find the best solution.

We’re aiming to finish the scheme in August, but we’ll write to you again nearer the time.

We thank you for your patience and support while we’re working on these safety improvements and would like to apologise if the timeliness and detail of what we’re doing has been less than our usual high standard.

How to contact us

If you would like to discuss this scheme, or need further information, please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 or email .

Yours faithfully,

Karen Gaunt

Customer and Stakeholder Relations Manager