Improvement work planned for roundabout

Work to improve safety at a roundabout by cutting the speed of approaching vehicles is to begin on Monday, August 21.

The work is aimed at cutting the speed of vehicles approaching the roundabout

The improvement work at Dish Hill roundabout, at the junction of the A162 (the old A1) and Low Street, Brotherton, is expected to last for three nights. There will be road closures from 7pm to 5am and a clearly signposted diversion

The work is necessary after a number of incidents caused by vehicles approaching the roundabout at excessive speed. It will change the lane markings on the northbound A162 approach to make vehicles slow down to negotiate the roundabout.

Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “I welcome this work, which will ensure that all road users will benefit from improved safety by reducing the sometimes excessive speed with which some drivers use this roundabout. While the work will be somewhat disruptive, the county council needs to act on the evidence when there is a genuine safety concern.”

This story was published 3 August 2017