During February, three highway schemes are due to start within Selby and surrounding area, which will have an impact on traffic within the town. The Highways department has stated that disruption and delays to vehicle and pedestrian traffic within the town will be inevitable but that every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.
Structural repair work begins on 14th Feb 2011 and completion is due before the end of May 2011. The steel support structures of the bridge have deteriorated, through rust and corrosion and as a result its assessed capacity is below what is required to carry the maximum permitted vehicle weight for commercial vehicles.
Pedestrian access will be maintained for the first week of the work programme but the bridge will need to be in an open position for six weeks starting from 21st February 2011. During the six week closure to pedestrians, a free bus service is being provided. Arriva buses will run from 5am - midnight collecting passengers from Selby Bus Station with drop off points from BOCM roundabout along Barlby Rd up to the North of the bridge.
Vehicular traffic over the canal swing bridge will be temporarily restricted to one way with pedestrian access maintained both ways.
'No Waiting' restrictions at any time will be in place on Barlby Rd to allow for the buses to park and passengers to safely embark and 'No Parking' restrictions within the junction at Bridge Court will be in place to allow the buses to safely turn around.
For further details and updates visit the NYCC Highways website
A19 / Doncaster Rd (Selby Community Project)
Work begins on 15th February 2011 and is scheduled to be completed before 17th April 2011. Improvements are required for access to Selby's new community hospital and civic centre development. Works will include a new mini roundabout and raised table zebra crossing. Temporary traffic signals will be in place and a road closure will be necessary on two Sundays towards the end of the works programme. The existing hospital entrance will remain in use throughout the construction work, although access may be restricted for short periods to complete certain aspects of the project.
When not required the temporary traffic signals will be removed
An alternative route will be signed from the by-pass to divert traffic in to the town, alleviateing some of the congestion.
These works are the responsibility of East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Structural repair work starts on 28th February 2011 and should be complete before 8th May 2011.
When the M62 Ouse Bridge is closed due to high winds or a major incident, motorway traffic is directed to a tactical diversion. However, drivers may use the A63 as an alternative route, which would cause congestion at the A63 / A19 Osgodby junction.
To alleviate a build up of traffic on the A63 there will be:
'Left turn only' at the A19/A63 junction with north bound traffic having to go to the Greencore roundabout.
Cones will be in place down the centre of the road from the junction to the roundabout to deter 'U' turns.
There will be a full road closure of Highfield View, Barlby at the A19/A63 junction to reduce accidents.
Temporary traffic signals will be provided at the junction and brought into opertaion if the M62 is closed.
For further information on the Boothferry Bridge work:
Tel: 01482 393939