The final phase of £4m junction improvements in Scarborough is underway.

The Scalby Road, Stepney Road and Falsgrave Road junction will be widened and the existing mini-roundabout replaced with traffic signals. Scalby Road and Stepney Road will have new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings.

Phase 2 of the of the work began on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

As part of these works Northern PowerGrid, Vodafone and Northern Gas Networks will be completing utility diversions to accommodate the new layout of the junction. In addition, NorthernGas Networks will be completing vital work to their gas pipe from this junction to Seamer Corner.

Weather permitting; we expect the work to be completed within thirteen weeks.

Working hours will be predominantly between 7am and 6pm weekdays only. However, carriageway resurfacing will be carried out during weeknights between 7pm and 3am.

Notification of the weeknight operations will be given by local signs.

A signed diversion route for vehicles will be in place whenever a road has to be closed.  Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Scalby Road / Stepney Road / Falsgrave Road Junction

  • Between Tuesday 4 January and Monday 28 February - Scalby Road will be closed to traffic. Northern Gas Networks will be completing works on their gas main on Falsgrave Road towards Seamer Corner during this period and 2 way temporary traffic lights will be in place at some times on Falsgrave in addition to the closure of Scalby Road.
  • Between Monday 28 February and Thursday 24 March - Stepney Road will be closed to traffic
  • Between Monday 21 March and Friday 1 April, temporary 3-way traffic lights will be in operation at the junction of Stepney Road, Scaly Road and Falsgrave Road.
  • On Friday 25 March and Monday 28 March the junction will be closed to all vehicles whilst carriageway surfacing activities are taking place during night works.

Seamer Corner Junction

  • Between Friday 18 March and Friday 22 April - temporary 4 way traffic lights will in operation at the Seamer Corner junction. The temporary traffic lights will have a bespoke phasing system in place which reflects the current phasing of the existing traffic signals. These temporary traffic signals will be installed during night time works on 18 March and this junction will be closed to traffic whilst this is taking place.

The new traffic signals will be installed during night works between Monday 4 April and Friday 22 April.

Scheme plan

View the scheme plan.

A plan showing the Crown Junction scheme. Please contact us for this information in a different format.

Scheme progress

Both the Crown Tavern junction and Seamer Corner junction in Scarborough are now fully open. This has been a major project in Scarborough and we appreciate that the works have caused a disruption but we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst these essential works have taken place.

The traffic signals are linked between the two junctions and from initial observations traffic is certainly flowing better.

Please remember that when turning right from Falsgrave Road into Scalby Road you now have to give way to oncoming traffic, as you would do at any right turn. The filter arrow will come on if and when required.

Local residents have commented on how happy they were with the new junction layout and pedestrians are finding it so much easier and safer to deal with.

29 April update

After the incident that happened on Saturday 2 April our contractor replaced the damages traffic signal equipment on Monday.

The new traffic signal equipment at the junction of Falsgrave Road and Seamer Road continues to be installed.

Northern Gas Network are continuing to install their new gas main along Falsgrave Road but they hope to have these finished by the Easter weekend.

Carriageway re-surfacing at the Seamer Corner junction will commence from Tuesday 19 April, this activity is expected to take 6 night shifts but is weather dependant. The Seamer Road/Falsgrave Road junction will be closed to vehicles between the hours of 7pm and 3am from Tuesday 19 April to Friday 22 April and Monday 25 April and Tuesday 26 April.

We really appreciate everyone’s patience as these improvement works reach their final stages.

Update from 8 April

Stepney Road and Scalby Road at The Crown Tavern junction in Scarborough have re-opened to traffic.

The new traffic signals at this junction are working but the full benefit won’t be felt until the new traffic signals are installed at the Falsgrave Road, Seamer Road junction later this month.

There is still a lane closure at the Seamer corner junction while Northern Gas Network completed their gas main renewal.

Some drivers have been ignoring the red traffic signals at these temporary lights. Please don't do this as it is not only illegal but also causes sequencing issues and delays for other drivers.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this work.

Update from 1 April

Last week saw various tasks completed at The Crown Tavern junction. New traffic signal poles and equipment has been installed. Footway resurfacing was also completed as was the carriageway surfacing and lining on Stepney Road.

This week we have started more resurfacing work which we are completing overnight to ensure the scheme progresses well. We apologise to local residents for the disturbance but hopefully the long term benefits will out way the short term disturbance. Northern Gas Network are continuing with their works near Seamer corner to replace the old gas main and we will be starting installation work on the new traffic signals at the Seamer Road, Falsgrave Road junction.

We are hoping to complete the junction two weeks earlier than planned but this is very much dependant on Northern Gas Network completing the replacement of their gas main and when we will be able to resurface the road near Seamer Road corner. We hope to have the Crown Tavern junction open to traffic with the new traffic signals in operation from 1 April. However these new signals will be configured with those at the junction of Falsgrave Road and Seamer Road once the works there have been completed. Initially this may cause slight delays but the junction will be a lot safer for pedestrians to deal with. Thank you to everybody for your continuing patience and understanding during these essential road works.

Progress of traffic lights

Progress of resurfacing

Northern Gas Network are continuing with their works to replace the old cast iron gas main and they are working extended hours to complete this task. Vodafone have completed their diversion works.

Our contractor has continued installing the new kerb line and pedestrian island on Stepney Road. Tactile paving has been installed which will help pedestrians identify safe crossing places once the junction work is completed.

Next week we will be continuing with our footpath and carriageway works on Stepney Road which will include some carriageway surfacing.

Thank you to everyone who is being affected by these works for your continued patience we really do appreciate it. Please avoid the area or allow longer times for your journeys.

Photos from the work on 18 March

Work is progressing well but disruption will increase particularly from Saturday 19 March as we move into the final stages of the improvement works. 

Stepney Road remains closed although access to properties and businesses has been maintained. Northern Gas Network and Vodafone will be working over this coming weekend continuing their connection works. Northern Powergrd have completed their works at this site. Our contractor has been working on new pedestrian islands, kerbing works and drainage and ducting works. We have also planted new trees along Falsgrave Road.

Bespoke temporary traffic signals at the Seamer Road, Falsgrave Road junction will be installed over the weekend of the 19 and 20 March which will be in operation from the 21 March. These traffic signals are to allow the utility works to continue from The Crown Tavern junction to Seamer Road. Carriageway surfacing will be completed under full night-time closures from Monday 28 March until Wednesday 30 March weather permitting.

Although the lights will replicate the settings of the permanent lights, there will be lane closures at the junction, which will cause long delays for approaching traffic.

We would therefore remind the public to avoid travelling through the Seamer Road/Falsgrave junction and the Falsgrave/Scalby Road junction, but instead follow the signed diversion routes. From the south and west either via the A165 Filey Road or the A64 Seamer Road/Queen Margaret’s Road/A165 Filey Road and from the north via the A165 Burniston Road.

progress at 11 March

Scalby Road reopened to traffic at the beginning of this week once the resurfacing was completed. Stepney Road is now closed as we concentrate on this section of the new junction.

When planning these junction improvement works we took the decision to invite the utility companies to extend their works to reduce the likelihood that they would have to return once the scheme is completed. Unfortunately the utility companies have faced delays so the scheme is approximately four weeks behind schedule. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause but ask the public for their patience during these final stages.

Last week the surfacing and lining works were completed on Scalby Road whilst the footways on Scalby Road and Falsgrave Road have been resurfaced. This week will see Northern Gas Network continue with their diversion works on Falsgrave Road installing the new gas main towards the Seamer Road junction. Northern Powergrid will be working on Stepney Road whilst we will start work installing a new pedestrian island and kerbing works.

Photo of progress on 1 March

From 6:30am on Monday 28 February, Scalby Road will be re-opened to traffic and A170 Stepney Road will be closed to traffic. We anticipate the closure of A170 Stepney Road will be in place for the next 4 weeks.  Also from Monday 28 February, Vodafone will be making use of our road closure to carry our work to divert their equipment which is expected to take one week and will include crossing the entrance to the vets practice on Saturday 5th March.

Northern Gas Networks have been completing works on their gas main on Falsgrave Road towards Seamer Corner during this period and 2 way temporary traffic lights have been in place at some times on Falsgrave in addition to the closure of Scalby Road.

The planned gas main maintenance work has been combined with the highways works In order to avoid two separate sets of road closures. However, complications with the gas main work has resulted in some delay overall. This is still preferable to having the two sets of roadworks taking place at different times.

Both utility companies have been busy this week continuing with their diversion works. Our contractor has finished the new kerb lines on Scalby Road. They have also installed the new tactile paving to the improved crossing facilities at the junction. Next week the utility companies will continue with their works whilst our contractor will start on the new footway surfacing and resurfacing of Scalby Road. Several motorists have been seen driving the wrong way along Cambridge Place and treating it as a short cut to get to Falsgrave Road. This is both dangerous and illegal as Cambridge Place is ‘one way’ from Falsgrave Road to Scalby Road. Can we please ask people not to ignore the signs or the traffic order.

Progress from 18 February

The utility diversion works are progressing well at this site. Northern Gas Network diversion works are progressing along Falsgrave Road towards Seamer Road corner and they worked over the weekend to try minimise delays. Northern Powergrid have continued their diversion works on Stepney Road. Our contractor has installed the new kerb lines on both sides of Scalby Road and have installed new iron railings on the retaining wall. Next week we will continue installing new kerb lines on Stepney Road, new traffic signs will be installed and we will begin to get Scalby Road ready for resurfacing. Unfortunately due to the delays experienced by the utility companies the overall programme is approximately two weeks behind schedule. We expect to be able to re-open Scalby Road at the end of February but then Stepney Road will be closed whilst the work continues. Thank you to everyone for your continued patience whilst this scheme progresses.

Photo of progress at 22 February

Our contractor has had another busy week and co-ordinated works are going well.

  • Northern Gas Network have continued with their diversion works and as part of their renewal works they have installed temporary 2-way traffic lights on Falsgrave Road.
  • Northern Powergrid have also continued their diversion works. Drainage and ducting works have continued and works to install the new kerbline on Scalby Road to Falsgrave Road has started.
  • We have installed areas of tactile paving on the new footpath and the stone wall and planting area adjacent to Cambridge Place has been adjusted to suit the new kerbline.

The Scalby Road closure is expected to be extended until mid-February to accommodate these ongoing works. Thank you again everyone for your patience whilst these major works are being undertaken.

Stone wall and planting area adjacent to Cambridge Place.

Looking towards Falsgrave and Seamer Road traffic signals.

Work has continued well this week with both Northern Gas Network and Northern Powergrid on site carrying out their diversion works. We have started to build the new pedestrian island on Scalby Road and carried out ducting and drainage works. Next week Northern Gas Network will continue their diversion works and they then will be installing temporary 2-way lights on Falsgrave Road whilst they install a new gas main. We have asked them to extend their working hours to minimise the disruption to the travelling public. Northern Powergrid will also be continuing with their diversion works as well. We would like to thank everyone again for their continued patience whilst these essential works are continuing. Unfortunately some drivers have been spotted driving the wrong way down Cambridge Place as a short cut. This is illegal and dangerous as Cambridge Place is one-way westbound.

Progress from 13 January

Carriageway works have started at the Falsgrave Road, Scalby Road junction in Scarborough. 

  • The road closure was implemented on Scalby Road and work started to clear the site.
  • Excavations to accommodate the carriageway widening have commenced.

Next week

  • Northern Gas Networks will continue their diversion works whilst Northern Powergrid will start theirs.
  • We will start to install the new kerb line, tactile crossing points and new drainage pipework.

Local businesses are open as normal please continue to support them.

Updates from 7 January

Progress this week date

  • Shutters have been formed and the blinding concrete laid
  • Formwork has started to be installed ready for the concrete pours

Activities planned for next week

  • Formwork installation to continue
  • Concrete to commence pouring to form the new retained wall

Week 3 progress photo

 Progress work this week.

  • The excavations have been completed for the foundations of the new retaining wall.
  • The sub-base has been laid.
  • The blinding concrete has been laid.

The construction of this new retaining wall will commence.

Photos from the 4th week of work

Progress this week date

  • Works started as planned on the 4 October.
  • Removed vegetation at the corner of Scalby Road and Falsgrave.
  • Demolished and removed the old retaining wall.

Activities planned for next week

  • Excavations to commence for the foundations of the new retained wall.
  • Shutters to be installed in readiness for the concrete to be poured.
  • Excavate and form foundations for the free-standing brick wall.

photos of week 1 of Scarborough Crown Junction improvements

Frequently asked questions

  • Scalby Road, Stepney Road and Falsgrave Road junction.
  • Scalby Road, Stepney Road and Falsgrave Road junction and Seamer Road, Falsgrave Road and Sitwell Street.

The works on the corner of Scalby Road and Falsgrave Road are enabling works to facilitate the junction widening and signalisation, which will take place in Spring 2022.

The works being completed by Northerngas Networks / Northern Powergrid / Vodafone are to divert and lower their services so that they are not affected by the junction improvement works which will take place in Spring.

The work to these junctions is part of a £4m junction improvement programme in Scarborough, these modifications are essential to support the growth of Scarborough. The current layout of the junctions does not support this growth and improvements to these junctions will significantly benefit the local community and have a positive impact on better connected network.

The works to the corner of Scalby Road and Falsgrave Road are expected to take approximately 10 weeks.

The works to Scalby Road, Stepney Road and Falsgrave Road junction and the Seamer Road, Falsgrave Road and Sitwell Street junction are expected to take approximately 10 weeks.

Yes, the completed works do not involve restriction of on-street parking, you will be able to park as usual near your house once the works have been completed

The works have been timed to start after the busy Summer holiday period and to be complete before the start of the busy Easter 2022 holiday period.

The majority of works are noisy and intrusive and are therefore planned to be completed during the day so as to cause minimum disruption to nearby residents, although some works, such as the resurfacing work can only be carried out at night during a full road closure

A letter providing details of the planned works has been delivered to residents whose properties front onto the works, there has been media coverage, advanced warning signs placed on site.

In place of the planned face-to-face ‘meet the contractor’ session, the public are encouraged to email any questions they may have to area3.whitby@northyorks.gov.uk or write to the local highways office postal address North Yorkshire County Council, Whitby Highways Depot, Discovery Way, Whitby, YO22 4PZ or call us on 01609 780780.

Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council have given permission to complete these works as part of a £4m junction improvement programme in Scarborough, these modifications are essential to support the growth of Scarborough. The current layout of the junction does not support this growth and improvements to this junction will significantly benefit the local community and have a positive impact on better connected network.