Essential resurfacing of major coastal route in Filey

This story was published 8 May 2020

Essential resurfacing of the A165 Gristhorpe bypass in Filey is due to begin on Monday (11 May).

Roadworks closed sign for Filey roadworks

North Yorkshire County Council’s highways department will start the first phase of resurfacing between Stonepit Lane roundabout and Bowes Lane roundabout which is expected to be finished on Friday, 22 May. A 24-hour road closure will be in operation, including over the weekend. 

The second phase will begin on Tuesday, 26 May, between Bowes Lane roundabout and the A1039 roundabout and is expected to be completed on Monday, 1 June. A 24-hour road closure will be in operation, including over the weekend.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said: “Our highways team is very pleased to make a start on this important scheme. Unfortunately, due to the social distancing guidelines announced by the government, we have had to make some changes to our method of working which will result in a 24-hour road closure on both sections.

“Whilst we appreciate the inconvenience this closure may have on road users, the safety of the staff and the public is our top priority. By introducing the full closure, we can maximise segregation of activity and people across the site.”

The signed diversion route will be via the A1039 to A64, Dunslow Road to B1261 to A165 and vice versa. There will be two-way traffic lights on the tight bend in Muston to ensure HGVs can pass safely. Access to Bowes Lane and Stonepit Lane will be possible via the A165.

Information signs will be erected at either end of the scheme in advance of the works, giving the dates and durations. The work is weather dependant, and if the works are delayed the information signs will be updated to reflect any changes.

County Councillor Roberta Swiers, member for Hertford and Cayton, said: “I welcome the resurfacing work, which will improve the condition of this main truck road on the east coast.

“Those who travel between Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough will appreciate how important this road is. Every effort has been made to ensure these essential works can go ahead, so I urge drivers to be patient whilst the resurfacing is carried out.”

Find live details of the road closure and the diversion route.