Local councillor secures road maintenance works on Bad Bargain Lane

Local Lib Dem Councillor Nigel Ayre has welcomed the news that road maintenance works are to be carried out at Bad Bargain Lane commencing on 26th October. This comes after successful lobbying efforts by Cllr Ayre for repairs to be carried out in the road next to new community facilities at Burnholme centre.


Since 2015, York Liberal Democrats have secured over £20 million investment to improve the city’s highways, with a further £25 million allocated in the budget earlier this year to increase the scale and speed of improvements, including the creation of dedicated pothole repair team.

Cllr Nigel Ayre, Lib Dem Councillor for Heworth Without ward, commented:

“I welcome the news that much-needed work is to be carried out on Bad Bargain Lane. The area is significant not only locally but across the city, with Explore Library facilities and the new multi-million Burnholme sports centre located on Bad Bargain Lane.

“Despite the financial challenges presented by the pandemic and the continual underfunding of our region’s transport infrastructure by the Government, we remain committed to improving our highways, walking and cycling infrastructure across the city.”

The works on Bad Bargain Lane will be carried out for a period of 5 days, commencing on 26th October 2020. In order to carry out the work safely, the use of a full road closure from, but not including, the junction of Meadlands up to, and including, the junction of Burnholme Grove will be necessary whilst works are taking place.

All on-street parking will be suspended during the hours of the works for the full duration, but specific access requirements can be arranged by speaking to the site Traffic Management Operatives, who will coordinate with residents (and business requirements) around the ongoing work operations.

Household waste and recycling collections will take place as normal. Whilst the bus Service 11 will be diverted via East Parade straight on to Heworth Village, Hempland Lane, Stockton Lane, Algarth Rd and Ashley Park Rd.
Site staff will be on hand to advise and assist residents about any access restrictions once the works are ongoing.

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