The heritage of the UK’s transport network should not be overlooked by busy travellers, so a recent project by Highways England is to be applauded.
Six highway markers have been refurbished to show off the rich history of roads in South and North Yorkshire.
Bringing lost heritage back to life
The project saw the renovation of two milestones on the A616 at Midhopstones in South Yorkshire and four on the A64 near Scampston Hall and East Heslerton in North Yorkshire.
Highways England project manager Chris Dunn said: “Milestones were the sat navs of their day and they are recognised for their historical significance, so it is important that we preserve them for the future.
“We were able to restore these six milestones by repainting them to reduce rust so they won’t deteriorate further.”