STAFF, patients and visitors at Scarborough Hospital are set to benefit from a major junction improvement scheme which is about to get under way.

The proposed junction improvements affect two adjacent junctions; Scalby Road/Woodlands Drive and Scalby Road/Stepney Drive.

Contractors working for North Yorkshire County Council’s highways team will begin the work on Monday, June 1, lasting for ten weeks, with workers adhering to the social distancing guidelines set out by the Construction Leadership Council and government guidelines for carrying out works during the coronavirus pandemic.

It is the third of four major junctions in the £4m scheme aimed at easing congestion and improving safety for pedestrians.

Both junctions will have additional approach lanes created. New traffic signals will be put in place at Scalby Road/Stepney Drive, and a new pedestrian crossing point across Stepney Drive.