Information about the plans for improving the A164 Jock's Lodge junction to improve traffic flow and journey times.
The A164 is a major route serving the south of the East Riding of Yorkshire, west Hull and Beverley. It is also part of our primary route network and has the highest volume of traffic in East Riding, with some sections carrying over 30,000 vehicles a day.
The A1079 is the main route between Hull and York and also connects local settlements including the Beverley, Market Weighton and Pocklington. On the approach to Jock’s Lodge, the A1079 carries around 20,000 vehicles a day.
Jock’s Lodge Junction, where the A1079 and A164 meet, is the busiest junction in the East Riding and forms a pinch point on the local road network. Traffic lights were introduced in 2010 and these have helped to improve the roads safety record at the junction. However, traffic levels continue to increase and this causes severe congestion and long queues along the A164 on the approaches to the junction at busy times.
In summer 2016 we submitted a bid to the Department for Transport’s Large Local Major Transport Scheme Fund for feasibility funding to develop a £45m improvement scheme for the A164 and Jock's Lodge junction.
In the 2016 Autumn Statement, it was announced that this bid had been successful and we were awarded feasibility funding to progress the scheme to Outline Business Case stage. It was one of only 12 proposals across England to receive funding. An Outline Business Case includes a 'preferred option' for a scheme and sets out whether the proposal is likely to be deliverable and offers good value for money.
Following public consultation on a shortlist of scheme options, our Outline Business Case for improvements on the A164 and Jock's Lodge junction was submitted to the Department for Transport in December 2017.
We have used the results of the public consultation, combined with economic and traffic modelling, to develop a preferred scheme for Jock's Lodge and the A164.
The preferred option is based on a new grade separated two bridge roundabout at Jock's Lodge junction and maximum dualling of the A164 between Victoria Road roundabout and Castle Hill roundabout. This will increase the capacity of the junction to allow more traffic to pass through more quickly, reducing the current queues. This design also works well in the future when extra traffic growth is added:
A164 & Jock's Lodge Junction Improvement - Preferred Scheme Drawings (pdf 1.75mb opens in new window)
The Outline Business Case is available to view here:
A164 & Jock's Lodge junction - Outline Business Case (pdf 10.4mb opens in new window)
A164 & Jock's Lodge junction - Outline Business Case local large major schemes cover sheet (pdf 508kb opens in new window)
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Facilities for walkers and cyclists are included in each of the potential junction options for Jock's Lodge junction. These link in with existing facilities along the A164 and Beverley Southern Relief Road.
If you have any additional comments regarding the proposed works at Jock's Lodge junction and along the A164, these can be sent to:
The Outline Business Case was submitted to the Department for Transport in December 2017.
A decision on whether the scheme will be supported and receive construction funding is expected in late spring 2018.
If the funding bid is successful we will start work on a detailed design and statutory procedures, including further consultation.
The scheme could be completed in 2022.