The Leeds to Scarborough road remains a trunk route to this day, but since the 1970s it has been sorely neglected. Back then it was endowed with fast dualled sections (the reason this page exists) from Leeds to York, the York bypass, then the Malton bypass. Plans to finish the job by filling in the gaps all the way to Scarborough were last seen vanishing into a Whitehall shredder in mid 1997.

It's not that the route doesn't need the extra capacity - most of the time it's busy, but through the summer it's a guaranteed 40mph crawl from the York bypass to the A1039 roundabout at Staxton where traffic starts dispersing along the coast. Scarborough's local paper has a very militant campaign running to get the route upgraded, but at present the only thing on the drawing board is a bypass for the town of Rillington, east of Malton, to be built as a single carriageway. Studies have been carried out and recommendations made in long-term transport plans but there's no formal plan to do the job yet.

The result of this is that the Malton bypass is a four-mile frenzy of overtaking. In heavy traffic this usually means additional delays as the two busy lanes try to narrow into one again, meaning the last mile of the bypass is usually a traffic jam. Heading westbound, there's a further (lower standard) section of dual carriageway before York - but it's wasted, as almost nobody dares overtake after the fiasco at Malton.

You're not looking at the whole A64

This page is about the parts of the A64 that are designated a motorway or that have motorway characteristics. Other sections of this road will not be featured here and will not count towards the length of the road as shown below.

Start
Bramham
End
Malton
Passes
York
Connects to
Length
35 miles

Exit list

Junction   Westbound               Eastbound  
A1(M) J4
0.0 km
The SOUTH
Doncaster
Manchester
A1(M) Link
Leeds (N)
A64
The NORTH
Wetherby
A1(M) Link








A1(M)
WEST
A64








A1(M)
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanesLanesLanes
4 miles, 2 lanes 2 miles, 2 lanes
2.3 km A659 Tadcaster
A659
LanesLanesLanesLanes
   
5.8 km Sherburn-in-Elmet
Towton
A162
A162 A162
LanesLanesLanesLanes
2 miles, 2 lanes  
8.5 km Tadcaster
Boston Spa
A659
A659
LanesLanesLanesLanes
2 miles, 2 lanes 6 miles, 2 lanes
12.3 km Bilbrough
Appleton Roebuck
Bolton Percy
Services Bilbrough Top
Bilbrough
Appleton Roebuck
Bolton Percy
Services Bilbrough Top
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
2 miles, 2 lanes 1 mile, 2 lanes
13.3 km Askham Richard
LanesLanesLanesLanes
  1 mile, 2 lanes
15 km Outer Ring Road
Thirsk (A19)
Poppleton
Acomb
Copmanthorpe
A1237
A1237 Outer Ring Road
Thirsk (A19)
Poppleton
Acomb
Copmanthorpe
A1237
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
1 mile, 2 lanes 1 mile, 2 lanes
17 km York
City Centre
Racecourse
A1036

A1036
York
City Centre
Racecourse
A1036
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
2 miles, 2 lanes  
19.7 km River or canal Ouse River or canal Ouse
  2 miles, 2 lanes
20.9 km Selby
Doncaster
Hull
A19
Shopping Outlet
A19 A19 Selby
Doncaster
Hull
A19
Shopping Outlet
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
3 miles, 2 lanes 3 miles, 2 lanes
26.4 km Hull
A1079
Bridlington
Stamford Bridge
A166
A1079

A166
A1079 Hull
A1079
Bridlington
Stamford Bridge
A166
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
2 miles, 2 lanes 2 miles, 2 lanes
30.2 km Outer Ring Road
York (N)
Haxby
Thirsk (A19)
A1237

A64
A1237







Outer Ring Road
York (N)
Haxby
Thirsk (A19)
A1237
LanesLanesLanesLanes
LanesLanesLanes
LanesLanesLanesLanes
LanesLanesLanesLanes
   
A64 is below standard for 12 miles
 
50.7 km

B1248
A64
Malton
Norton
B1248
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanes
3 miles, 2 lanes 3 miles, 2 lanes
55.5 km Pickering
Whitby
A169
B1257 A169 Pickering
Whitby
A169
LanesLanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
1 mile, 2 lanes 1 mile, 2 lanes
57.5 km Malton
Norton
B1248
B1248





A64
EAST
LanesLanesLanes LanesLanesLanesLanes
Routes

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