£1m scheme to repair subsidence damage to road

A stretch of road in Selby district that has been blighted by mining subsidence is to be resurfaced.

A645 Hensall

North Yorkshire County Council is to invest almost £1m in repairing the A645 and Station Road in Hensall.

Work is scheduled to start on Monday, 4 March, on the scheme, which also includes footway works near the school. The project is expected to be completed within four weeks.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “This stretch of road has been adversely affected as a result of mining subsidence for some time. We have carried out temporary repairs in the past, but this investment allows us to make the deep repair and resurfacing that local people want to see.

“We appreciate this work may cause inconvenience, but it is essential to ensure the area continues to have the infrastructure it deserves.”

Local county councillor John McCartney said: “It badly needs doing and people are delighted it is going to be done. This stretch of the A645 is among the worst sections in the Selby district. I hope people will bear with us during the work, particularly at school drop-off and pick-up times.”

The work requires the road to be closed between 7.30am and 6.30pm, when a signed diversion will be in place. Between 6.30pm and 7.30am the road will re-open and traffic will be managed by temporary traffic signals. Information boards have been put out to alert the travelling public to the work and letters have been sent to residents and businesses directly affected.

This story was published 28 February 2019