Bridlington road shut for resurfacing and tree planting

The view from hotels on Pembroke Terrace
Image caption The road will be closed for two weeks as staff work on resurfacing, paving and planting trees.

A main road in an east coast resort is to be closed for two weeks to allow long-running highway works to be completed.

Road surfacing, paving and the planting of trees will see South Marine Drive in Bridlington closed from Monday.

Officials at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the closure was necessary for safety reasons.

The works have previously drawn criticism from guest house owners who fear losing trade.

In July guest house owners claimed their businesses were being "crippled" by the roadworks.

Now a traffic diversion is to be put in place to allow the planting of trees in Pembroke Gardens and at the junction of South Marine Drive and Horsforth Avenue.

Yorkstone paving is to be laid in Pembroke Gardens. The stone has been reclaimed from a previous Spa paving scheme.

And the surface of South Marine Drive will be renewed between Horsforth Avenue and Pembroke Terrace.

The road will be closed until 1 December and traffic will be diverted along a route previously used as the roadworks began.

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