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Route of the A64

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 only deals with the parts of the A64 that are classed as motorway or that have motorway characteristics. Any other sections of this road won't be featured here and will not count towards the mileage shown below.

Factfile

Start Bramham (A1(M))
Finish Malton (A64)
Passes York
Length 35 miles
Connects to A1(M)

Images

Views of the A64 from on and off the road. If you have a photo to contribute, contact me.

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A summer Sunday evening on the A64. They're all like this - as are many days and nights any time of year. Seasonal traffic makes it worse but it's often this bad to begin with! The blur possibly represents the sleepy state of mind that twenty miles of this can induce.
Photo by Paul Berry

Exit List

All the junctions and destinations along the route.

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
Bramham Crossroads (Non-standard interchange)








A1(M)
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4 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 2 miles, 2 lanes
2.3 km Headley Bar (Fork) A659 Tadcaster
A659
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5.8 km Sherburn-in-Elmet
Towton
A162
A162 (Non-standard interchange) A162 More information about this junction
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2 miles, 2 lanes Up  
8.5 km Tadcaster
Boston Spa
A659
(Fork) A659 More information about this junction
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2 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 6 miles, 2 lanes
12.3 km Bilbrough
Appleton Roebuck
Bolton Percy
Services Bilbrough Top
Bilbrough Top (LILO) Bilbrough
Appleton Roebuck
Bolton Percy
Services Bilbrough Top
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2 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 1 mile, 2 lanes
13.3 km (LILO)(LILO) Askham Richard More information about this junction
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  Down 1 mile, 2 lanes
15 km Outer Ring Road
Thirsk (A19)
Poppleton
Acomb
Copmanthorpe
A1237
Copmanthorpe Interchange (Non-standard interchange) A1237 Outer Ring Road
Thirsk (A19)
Poppleton
Acomb
Copmanthorpe
A1237
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1 mile, 2 lanes Up   Down 1 mile, 2 lanes
17 km York
City Centre
Racecourse
A1036
Bishopthorpe Interchange (Trumpet)
A1036
York
City Centre
Racecourse
A1036
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2 miles, 2 lanes Up  
19.7 km River or canal Ouse River Ouse (Watercourse) River or canal Ouse More information about this junction
  Down 2 miles, 2 lanes
20.9 km Selby
Doncaster
Hull
A19
Shopping Outlet
A19 Fulford Interchange (Dumbbell) A19 Selby
Doncaster
Hull
A19
Shopping Outlet
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3 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 3 miles, 2 lanes
26.4 km Hull
A1079
Bridlington
Stamford Bridge
A166
A1079

A166
Grimston Bar (Roundabout Interchange) A1079 Hull
A1079
Bridlington
Stamford Bridge
A166
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2 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 2 miles, 2 lanes
30.2 km Outer Ring Road
York (N)
Haxby
Thirsk (A19)
A1237
Hopgrove Roundabout (Roundabout)
Hopgrove Roundabout (Roundabout)

A64
A1237







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

B1248
A64
(Fork)
(Fork)
Malton
Norton
B1248
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3 miles, 2 lanes Up   Down 3 miles, 2 lanes
55.5 km Pickering
Whitby
A169
B1257 (Roundabout Interchange) A169 Pickering
Whitby
A169
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1 mile, 2 lanes Up   Down 1 mile, 2 lanes
57.5 km Malton
Norton
B1248
B1248




(Fork)
(Fork)

A64
EAST
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