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Major Improvement works about to start on A161 between Old Goole and Eastoft

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to carry out major carriageway maintenance works over the next few weeks on the A161 between Old Goole and the East Riding Boundary. The works will be carried out in four phases and are scheduled for completion by Friday, 9 March.

The first phase of the works will be between the Barracks in Goole Fields and the Mini Roundabout in Swinefleet Village and involves closing the road between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays for a period of two weeks (subject to weather conditions) from Monday, 15 January, because the road is too narrow to remain open safely whilst operations are underway. The signed diversion route will be to the south via the A161 Crowle, A18, A614 Thorne and A614 Rawcliffe. HGV traffic will, however, be signed around Thorne via the M180/M18 to avoid low bridges and weight limits in the town centre.

The second phase will be between South Park Junction in Old Goole and Goole Hall; the third between Old Lane Junction, Reedness, and Pasture Farm;  and the fourth phase will be opposite Adlingfleet Grange Farm.

Phases Two, Three and Four are planned to be carried out under traffic control with the road open to traffic.

The works involve carriageway resurfacing, leading to a quieter road surface, and improvements to kerbs.

The works will be carried out by the council’s Streetscene Services and by Tarmac.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for the inconvenience caused to motorists during these works, but they have been scheduled as far as possible outside of peak hours to minimise the disruption caused by the need to take the diversion route. We hope that road users will bear with us whilst we complete these improvement works.”

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