East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been awarded just under £3 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to build a new four-arm roundabout on the A164, at the Riplingham Road and Great Gutter Lane staggered crossroad junction, near Kirk Ella.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council was the only local authority in the Humber region to successfully bid for funding and one of only 76 projects across the country to get the go ahead.
Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said:
“The announcement by the DfT is very welcome news and will support the council’s work in improving journey times at this location by replacing the current staggered junction with a roundabout.
“The A164 is one of the East Riding’s busiest roads, with 30,000 vehicles travelling the route each day.
“The council has an excellent track record in securing additional external funding for much needed major transport infrastructure projects across the East Riding, and then delivering these schemes on time and on budget.
“It’s thanks to a huge amount of behind-the-scenes work from our asset management team that we are successful in bidding for this Government money, the improvements will make a real and noticeable difference for residents and for road users. I really look forward to construction starting in due course.”
The £4.26m scheme, which is also being financed with a contribution of just over £1m from the council, will help reduce congestion, improve journey time reliability and improve road safety.
The £2.98 million from the DfT is allocated from the Government’s £350 million National Productivity Investment Fund, which aims to improve local roads and public transport.