A project to install a cycle path along Marton Road and Martongate in Bridlington has started and is expected to last twelve weeks, with the works hoping to be completed by mid July.
Despite the use of temporary traffic lights, contractors are hoping that disruption will be kept to a minimum.
A spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “The works include the widening of the existing footpath on the north side of Marton Road to provide a 2 – 2.5m wide shared footway/cycleway. The works extend from Burlington Junior School eastwards to West Crayke Roundabout on Martongate. The scheme, funded from the Department for Transport Active Travel Fund is anticipated to take 12 weeks to complete and is aimed at connecting residential areas with schools, retail and public services in the area by providing improved cycle access.”
The contractor appointed for the works is M.B. Roche & Sons Ltd, with works will be carried out in phases under temporary traffic signals.
The spokesman continued “The contractor will liaise with individual residents regarding access as the works progress. Unfortunately 2 trees will need to be removed to accommodate the widened path however, 4 semi-mature trees will be planted in the vicinity.”