Seven Pocklington streets to be repaired and 10 villages earmarked for work as part of £2.3million scheme to tackle potholes

Seven Pocklington roads have been earmarked for repair work as part of a £2.3million improvement scheme to prevent potholes.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 3:20 pm
Crews will upgrade road surfaces at 207 locations across the region.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s highways maintenance team began work on its road surface dressing scheme earlier this month.

Over the next five months, the highways crews will upgrade road surfaces at 207 locations across the East Riding.

This year’s surface dressing programme has been extended to incorporate some urban sites that were delayed from last year due to the pandemic.

Surface dressing is carried out every year by the council between April and August, as a quick and economical way of repairing, maintaining and extending the life of a road.

The streets in Pocklington due to be improved are Bridge Street, Chapmangate, George Street, London Street, St Helens Gate, The Balk and Yapham Road.

The scheme will also be operating in the surrounding villages, including: Nunburnholme (Church Lane), Allerthorpe (Melbourne Road), Bubwith (Highfield Lane and Main Street), Foggathorpe (Main Street), Holme on Spalding Moor (Selby Road and Old Road), Hotham (Carr Lane, Church Lane, Dean Lane, Harry Beck Lane, Main Street, Padcroft Lane, Pitbalk Hill and South Newbald Road), Melbourne (Main Street), North Cave (Newport Road), Seaton Ross (Foss Dyke to Major Bridge) and North Newbald(Burgate, Hotham Road and Hunsley Road).

Adam Holmes, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We have a trusted track record of delivering innovative schemes to help our residents and businesses. This scheme allows us to continue to improve roads across the area which are in need of repair.

“We understand that potholes are a nuisance to our residents, so we hope this work can help to treat the roads which require the work most.

“We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause, but look forward to the improvements the scheme will provide.”