Work to improve the main road through Newport is scheduled to begin next week.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is due to start a £910,000 resurfacing scheme for the village on Monday, July 11. The work will first be carried out along Main Street between the junction with Wallingfen Lane and the westbound slipway with the A63/M62. It is due to last eight nights, and will be carried out between 7pm each evening and 6am each morning, to avoid disruption to traffic and businesses.
The second stage of resurfacing is then due to continue westbound on Main Street through Newport to St Stephen’s Church for a period of eight weeks, from Monday, July 25 and Friday, September 16. This work will be carried out during the daytime from 8am to 5pm. To reduce the carbon footprint of this scheme, low temperature asphalt will be used, which reduces the amount of energy needed to manufacture the resurfacing material, and allows roads to be reopened more quickly than traditional materials like hot asphalt. While the project is carried out, access will be maintained to properties along Main Road, the B1230, and roads leading off it, but some restrictions may apply. In addition, homes and businesses directly affected by the works will receive regular correspondence and the site team will try to keep any disruption to a minimum.
Councillor Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: “We’d like to thank residents, business people and motorists in this area for their patience while this work is carried out. “The resurfacing of this road is much needed and people will notice the difference when the work is complete.”
The main road through Newport is being resurfaced. (30-06-16 SU)