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Roadworks in North Yorkshire ahead of the Tour de France
5:53pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
ROAD improvements are being carried out in preparations for next year’s Tour de France in North Yorkshire.
The county council is to begin resurfacing the A59 York-Knaresborough Road at Goldsborough between the roundabout with the A658 and the junction to Flaxby village.
The resurfacing is part of a programme of accelerated highway works ahead of next year’s Grand Départ of the Tour de France.
The works would all have been needed in the next five years and have been brought forward to this financial year, with the vast majority being delivered ahead of this year’s winter period.
Work to repair and reinstate the A59 carriageway is scheduled to take place from October 21 to November 18 between 7pm and 5am each day. The work depends on the weather, so the dates may change.
Local county councillor John Savage said: “This programme of road works will bring long-term benefit to highways users in addition to the economic benefits for the county which the Tour de France will bring. Our contractors will make every effort to keep disruption from the A59 works to a minimum.”
Notices will be placed on the road in advance to advise drivers of the closure area. A diversion will be clearly signposted and will be suitable for all types of traffic. Traffic will be discouraged from using unsuitable routes.
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