A64 road

A64 road

UK road routebox

caption= A64 near York
road= A64
length-mi= 70
length-km= 112
direction= West-East
start= Leeds
destinations= York
end= Scarborough
junctions= ukmotorwayAsmall|1

The A64 is a trunk road in England which links Leeds, York and Scarborough. The A64 is dual carriageway in parts.

The road approximates a section of the old Roman Road running from Chester to Bridlington, intersecting Ermine Street - the Old North Road - at York.

The road begins in Leeds as the A64(M), which leads onto the York Road, passing through the area of Seacroft. Where the road meets the A1, it used to pass unhindered as a dual carriageway, but since the motorway section of the A1(M) was opened on February 4th 1999, the road now has a roundabout. The four-mile £7m dual carriageway Tadcaster Bypass opened in summer 1978.

On the east-bound side is the Total "Bilbrough Filling Station", with a Little Chef and Travelodge. In February 2004, work began on a new £11m flyover at the Colton Lane / Bilbrough Top junction, allowing for the closing of the central reserve. The central reserve had long been an accident blackspot, and residents of the local villages had campaigned for its closure. The flyover was opened on 9 June 2005 by Dr Stephen Ladyman [http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/5454.aspx] . The BP "Bilbrough Top Service Station" on the west-bound side was built as well, with a McDonald's. At the turn-off for Askham Richard, the road enters the City of York borough.

On the left is the Askham Bryan [http://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk agricultural college] , then Copmanthorpe is on the left, followed by Bishopthorpe. The Archbishop of York lives here. The road crosses the River Ouse. The nine-mile £12m dual carriageway York Bypass opened in April 1976. This passes close to the University of York, near the busy A1079 Hull Road/A166 junction.

Going north in the direction of Scarborough, it passes the " [http://www.geograph.org.uk/view.php?id=13059 Highwayman] " cafe on the left, and the Vertigrow garden centre. Next is the "Four Alls Inn" at Stockton-on-the-Forest. At the turn-off for Sand Hutton is an agricultural research laboratory, where the road enters the district of Ryedale and re-enters North Yorkshire. It passes Claxton Hall and a turn-off for Claxton. There is a now closed Little Chef on the left, opposite the Gulf " [http://www.ciao.co.uk/Coastways_Service_Station_North_Yorkshire__6553052 Coastways Service Station] " at Flaxton, just after a turn-off to the right for Harton. There is a dual carriageway section near Barton-le-Willows which includes Barton Hill, a steep section just before Whitwell-on-the-Hill. It passes through Crambeck, and there is a turn-off for High Hutton. The road and avenue towards Castle Howard, including the Arboretum, are here on the left. The five-mile £7m dual carriageway Malton Bypass opened in early 1979. The single carriageway sections of this road are dangerous, and local people hope for a new [http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/5423.aspx dual carriageway] . There are [http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/5459.aspx plans] for a bypass of Rillington. The two-mile £7m single carriageway Seamer and Crossgates Bypass opened in February 1988.

The A169 turns off on the left towards Pickering, Whitby and the North York Moors.

The A64 enters Scarborough following the Seamer and Crossgates bypass, joining Seamer Road. The route travels through the Edgehill and Falsgrave areas of the town, passing the derelict McCain Stadium and Seamer Road Retail Park. The A64 ends when Seamer Road meets Falsgrave Road, just under one mile from Scarborough town centre.

External links

* [http://www.romans-in-britain.org.uk/map_romans_roads_in_britain.htm Roman Roads in Britain (large map, recommended that this is opened in a separate window)]
* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/64.shtml SABRE]
* [http://www.ryedale.co.uk/ryedale/malton/maltonbypass/a64.html Passing through Ryedale]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/4652731.stm Tornado near the road in 2005.]

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