York Marygate resurfacing plan after road left ‘potholes for years’

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PLANS are underway to resurface a potholed street in York.

Further work in and around Marygate has long delayed plans to resurface the busy street, according to a York councilor.

The Scarborough Bridge redesign in 2019, flood defense works and the reinforcement of the Anglican Tower in the museum gardens then posed health and safety concerns during resurfacing near Marygate, the councilor said Denise Craghill.

Cllr Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighborhoods, and Guildhall Borough Councilor said resurfacing will begin as soon as possible.

She said: “I’ve been pushing for Marygate to resurface for years, residents have been pushing for years.

“I never imagined it would take so long, it is now in its design phase and I hope it will start as soon as possible.

“The road is expected to be closed for the works and an engagement plan will be sent to residents.”

York Press:

Barrie Stephenson is a York resident who regularly cycles down Marygate.

He said: “Marygate has needed to resurface for several years. It has been patched several times, but in some places the patches have worn away leaving a bigger hole in the road than originally patched.

“I cycle here regularly, it’s the most direct route from my house at the Scarborough Bridge cycle path to the station and beyond, and it’s really dangerous.

“I often have to wait to let the cars pass before withdrawing to avoid potholes.

“This is the only access to the Marygate car park, one of the city’s main visitor car parks recently modernized with barriers and a new electronic payment system.

“Visitors cannot be impressed with the approach to this car park.”

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