Drivers asked for patience during junction improvement scheme

This story was published 18 November 2020

Safety improvements have been taking place at a Seamer junction to address a history of collisions.

Stoney Haggs Road

Work began in October to replace the mini-roundabout at the Stoney Haggs Road/Scarborough Road/Pasture Lane junction with traffic lights.

North Yorkshire County Council’s highways team has experienced delays in receiving the new traffic signal equipment due to lockdown affecting the supply chain. 

All works except the resurfacing, lining and signal pole installation will be complete by Friday, November 27.

Until work can restart, traffic using Scarborough Road (B1261) will have priority. Stoney Haggs Road will have a stop line installed and Pasture Lane will be access-only at this junction, with the temporary 40mph speed limit remaining in place. 

New white lining and traffic management will be left in place, which includes pedestrian crossing points.

The equipment is expected to become available in the New Year, with work estimated to be complete by the end of February. The County Council is doing all it can to secure the delivery of those materials at the earliest opportunity.

County Councillor David Jeffels, the Seamer area member and long-standing campaigner for improvements at the crossroads, said: “The pandemic has unfortunately affected the supply chain of materials for companies across the country. I’m disappointed that the work has to be delayed but would like to reassure residents that we are committed to completing the scheme as soon as possible.”

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, added: “We have been progressing well with the improvements at this busy junction and we would like to thank everyone for their patience so far. When complete it will have immeasurable safety benefits for pedestrians, due to new pedestrian crossings, as well as drivers.”

Find out more details of the progress.