Work On Beverley Integrated Transport Plan To Start At The End Of The Month

Beverley Integrated Transport Plan Receives Full Approval From DFT

and its contractor Birse Civils will begin construction of the £22 million Integrated Transport Plan (BITP) on Monday, 29 July.

BITP received Full Approval from the (DfT) in March, with works anticipated to be complete by early 2015.

The scheme, which will be one of the largest capital investments ever undertaken by the council, will include the long-awaited and much-needed (BSRR), amendments to the Grovehill junction, Swinemoor roundabout and level crossing and signing works to reclassify the road network in and around .

Councillor OBE, leader of , said: “While there will be some short term pain, unavoidable due to the nature of the works, the long term gains of this scheme will be enjoyed by motorists and the travelling public for many years to come.

“The scheme represents excellent value for money and will enhance ’s transport infrastructure, reducing congestion and improving traffic flows, plus immediate benefits such as the involvement of the local community in its delivery, safeguarding jobs and providing the opportunity for local young to gain valuable work experience and improve their skills and prospects for .”

Stephen Semple, delivery unit managing director at Balfour Beatty, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by to deliver this very important strategic transportation infrastructure scheme. We look forward to working with the council to deliver a high-quality transportation project in for the benefit of the whole community.”

As part of the scheme, Shepherds Lane will be closed permanently to motorised vehicles from 29 July. will also have a temporary road closure for a certain period.

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Once BITP is complete, Shepherds Lane will be accessible along its full length to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians with a controlled crossing over the A164 Minster Way.

Whilst traffic volumes on are predicted to increase, due to re-routed traffic flows from the BSRR, the main objective of BITP is to reduce through-traffic volumes in the town centre, with streets such as estimated to see a decrease of 60 per cent. The traffic model also predicts traffic volume reductions on , Queensgate and Hengate.

In order to manage traffic flows on and Road, BITP includes significant amendments to the Grovehill roundabout, which will be enlarged and signalised with a computerised signal management system that senses traffic flows and speeds to optimise the sequencing, thereby maximising the volume of vehicles through the junction.

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