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£200,000 road improvement scheme for Cottingham’s main shopping street

Date
Fri, 18 Jan 2019
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A £200,000 scheme to improve the road along Cottingham’s main shopping street will get underway later this month.

The full length of King Street is to be resurfaced as part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s programme of road maintenance works.

The resurfacing is due to begin on Monday 28 January and is expected to take seven weeks to complete.

The council has programmed the vast majority of the works to be carried out at night time to avoid the need for any day-time road closures and avoid causing disruption to traffic, local businesses and residents.

King Street will remain open during the day time, with the work carried out on Mondays to Fridays from 6pm to 11pm and on Sundays from 5pm to 11pm.

Council contractor Tarmac Trading Ltd will carry out the scheme in four phases:

Phases one and two

The first two phases will involve the resurfacing of King Street between the junctions with Northgate and Hallgate, as well as related footpath works.

This section of King Street will be temporarily closed during the evening work times, with a diversion in place via Northgate, West End Road and South Street.

Phase three

This phase will involve the resurfacing of the Hallgate junction.

To allow this work to be carried out, the road will be temporarily closed during the evening work times, with a diversion in place via Northgate, West End Road and South Street.

Phase four

The final phase of work will include the resurfacing of King Street between its junctions with Hallgate and South Street, plus related footpath works.

During the evening hours of work this stretch of King Street will be temporarily closed, with a diversion in place via Northgate, West End Road and South Street.

On certain days there will also be temporary traffic lights in place during the day from 9.30am to 3.30pm, but the road will remain open throughout the day time.

Access will be permitted within the work areas to residents, business owners and emergency services, however the council is asking drivers not to leave any vehicles parked in the area while the work is being carried out.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “King Street is a very busy road in the centre of Cottingham and these works are essential in order to improve the road surface for years to come.

“We’d like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience during this scheme, but we are making every effort to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”