Improvements begin on East Riding's busiest road
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has appointed Jackson Civil Engineering as the contractor to deliver the A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley Route Improvement Scheme.
The £10 million scheme, which was granted ‘full approval’ by the Government during a visit by Justine Greening MP, secretary of state for transport, last month, will begin on Tuesday, 8 May and will take approximately one year to complete.
As well as construction of a dual carriageway between Willerby and Cottingham, the scheme, to which the council is contributing £2.3 million, will see four roundabouts along the A164 reconfigured to provide two-lane entry/two-lane exit, improvement/provision of pedestrian and cycling facilities along the route and the introduction of safety improvements between Beverley and the Humber Bridge.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The council is delighted to announce that this scheme is now underway which, as well as improving the area’s transport infrastructure, will safeguard jobs within the construction industry.
“When completed, this scheme will make a huge difference for both commuters and the travelling public in the East Riding and will also provide a timely boost to the local economy.”
Andy Burton, regional manager for Jackson, said: “We’re really pleased to be involved with this scheme which will significantly improve journey times for motorists, and benefit the East Riding as a whole.”
Also included in the main scheme are extensive landscaping works to provide new highway boundary features and additional areas of planting.