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Vital £51 million road improvements on A164 given go ahead

Thursday May 17th, 2018

Drivers in Beverley will spend less time stuck in traffic thanks to multimillion pound upgrades to the A164.Government Opportunities

Today (Thursday May 17 2018), Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced more than £40 million of government funding for improvements to Jock’s Lodge junction and the A164 road in East Riding.

In plans to cut congestion on the A164, the A1079 junction will be reconfigured and 6 miles of road between the Lincoln Way and Castle Hill roundabouts will be converted into a dual carriageway, allowing more capacity and less congestion for journeys between the Humber Bridge and Beverley.

Plans also include the creation of a segregated pedestrian and cycle crossing of the A1079, allowing people to cross the road safely.

This follows the government’s previous investment in the Beverley Southern Relief Road which opened in 2015.

The total cost of the scheme is £51 million, with £10.2 million contributed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Drivers in Beverley will see the upgrades completed by 2022.

The money comes from the government’s Large Local Majors fund, providing the infrastructure that is vital for economic growth.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said:

“This government is investing record amounts in our roads, spending £6 billion to improve journeys in our towns and cities and boost local economies.

These upgrades will be hugely important in helping ease traffic and improving everyday journeys for residents and businesses around Beverley.

Our commitment of more than £40 million for the scheme will transform journeys in the area.”

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