Brand new plans to improve the A164 and replace the Jock’s Lodge Junction near Beverley have been unveiled by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The preferred scheme will go on show to the public at two exhibitions later this month, giving residents a chance to have their say on the proposals.
The new design includes the construction of a new roundabout along the A1079 Hull to York road. While there is also the creation of a new road connecting it with the Lincoln Way roundabout on Minster Way in Beverley.
Two new roads, travelling northbound and a southbound, will connect the new A1079 roundabout with the A164 further south, near Coppleflat Lane, Bentley.
The council say these will would replace the current Jock’s Lodge Junction. It would also keep the A164 as a two-way single carriageway road between Coppleflat Lane and the Victoria Road roundabout in Beverley.
Under the new plans, they also say that they want to turn the A164 into a dual carriageway between Coppleflat Lane and the Cottingham Castle Road roundabout.
Depending on funding for the scheme, work could begin in late 2022 and is expected to take two years to complete.
As a result of the new plans, members of the public are being invited to see them for themselves and have their say. Two exhibitions which will be held on to give residents the chance to have an input.
The first will take place on Monday 24 February at the Beverley Leisure Centre, between 10am and 5pm. While the second will take place on Tuesday 25 February at the Lazaat Hotel between 10am and 7pm.
Staff from the council’s civil engineering services team will be at both of the events. They will endeavour to answer any questions and give a better understanding of the scheme. Anyone who does attend will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about the project.
Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme A Huge Challenge
Councillor Chris Matthews, the portfolio holder for strategic management at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said;
“The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest roads in the East Riding and where they meet, at the Jock’s Lodge Junction, this has always created a pinch point for traffic.
“Despite work being carried out over the years to improve the safety of the junction, this has never really eased the congestion, and the only solution for us now is a major road improvement scheme.
“This project has been a huge challenge for our civil engineers but we believe we have come up with the best possible solution to reduce congestion and keep traffic disruption to a minimum during the construction.
“So we hope residents, motorists and business people will go along to the exhibitions or view the plans on our website and then give us their feedback.”
The results of the public feedback will form part of a planning application which is due to be submitted to the council in April this year.
If planning permission is granted, the council will submit a Full Business Case to the Department for Transport, and if this is approved the scheme could receive construction funding in 2022.
The A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme received feasibility funding from the Department for Transport’s Large Local Major Schemes fund following the submission of an Outline Business Case in December 2017.
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