Following the announcement that the council has secured £40 million from the Department for Transport towards a major highway improvement scheme on the A164 and at Jock’s Lodge junction, the next stage of the scheme’s development includes investigatory work which will feed into the detailed scheme design.
The next phase of this work is based on assessing the highway drainage. This work will start on the evening of Monday, 23 July at Castle Hill Roundabout, Cottingham, working along the A164 northwards to Lincoln Way Roundabout, Beverley.
To minimise disruption to motorists and the travelling public, the work will be undertaken overnight between the hours of 7pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, over the next two months.
To enable the work to be carried out safely, traffic management will be used. This will include traffic signals, lane closures and coned safety areas. The type of traffic management used will vary according to the specific location and the working area on any one night is anticipated to be approximately 300 metres in length.
An East Riding of Yorkshire Council Spokesperson said: “The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest routes in the East Riding, with 30,000 and 20,000 vehicles using them per day, respectively.
“The Jock’s Lodge Junction, where the A1079 and the A164 meet, has historically always formed a pinch point, causing congestion.
“With funding now in place for a multi-million-pound investment, the council must move on to the next stage of the process, which is to pull the detailed design together.
“Every effort will be made to minimise disruption and the council would like to thank motorists and the travelling public in advance for their cooperation and understanding during these works.”
Following planning approval, confirmation of all other statutory orders and consents, and completion of procurement, it is anticipated that the scheme could start on site in summer 2020. The construction period will be around 24 months, with an anticipated finish date of 2022.