As part of the planning conditions for the mine and minerals transport system we were required to implement a number of highways improvements. These have and will continue to improve the safe flow of traffic and increase pedestrian safety.
We have completed four highways schemes in and around Whitby as well as carrying out work at the turning from the A171 onto Swindale Lane. A summary of these completed schemes is provided below and more details can be found using the links on the right.
Further highways works will be undertaken in Autumn 2017, more details will be available on this page nearer the time.
We have improved seven pedestrian crossing points at side roads along the A171 through Whitby. The kerbs have been lowered and tactile paving installed to improve the safety of pedestrians, particularly for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters.
To facilitate the flow of traffic along the B1416, the road has been widened near the southern entrance to the site and a right turn filter lane has been created to lead to the site. This is main site entrance during construction and will continue to be used once the mine is operational.
The turning from the A171 onto the B1416 has been widened and a right turn filter lane created. This filter lane has enabled vehicles from the Whitby direction to wait to turn without disrupting the flow of traffic.
A signalised pedestrian crossing has replaced the existing, uncontrolled crossing point, enabling pedestrians to cross the A171 (Helredale Road) more safely.
The maps below show the approximate location of each scheme.