Preparation works for A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme to begin this monthWed 5th July 2023
Works are to be begin later this month in preparation for the £86.9m A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council plans to carry out a major overhaul of the road system to replace the junction near Beverley - which currently links the A164 and the A1079 – in order to improve congestion problems on one of the East Riding’s busiest roads.
But before that, the council will construct a new mini-roundabout at the junction of Main Street and Beverley Road, Skidby, and create a new bus stop - marking the first step towards the upgrade. The work is scheduled to start on Monday 31 July.
The council’s cabinet yesterday (4 July) gave approval to award the main works contract for the A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme, with construction due to begin later this year.
The council is seeking a £41m investment from Department for Transport for the scheme, with the council pledging to put forward the remaining £45.9m. The Department for Transport decision is due to be made in September.
Work on the mini-roundabout and new bus stop in Main Street, Skidby, is due to take 16 weeks to complete.
It is being carried out in order to move two bus stops away from their current location on the busy A164, with the mini-roundabout creating a new turning circle for buses.
This will mean passengers from Skidby will no longer have to cross the A164 to reach their bus stop, which will be sited much closer to the village.
Adam Holmes, the council’s director of infrastructure and facilities, said: “We need to create this mini-roundabout and bus stop before we can move on to the major parts of the improvement scheme.
“When it’s finished the bus stop will be closer to Skidby, making it much more convenient for passengers as they won’t have to cross the busy A164 anymore, or walk as far.
“The A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme will follow later this year and is specifically designed to reduce congestion and keep traffic moving.
“The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest roads in the East Riding and the Jock’s Lodge Junction is a real bottleneck for drivers.”
The A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme
The scheme will involve the replacement of the Jock’s Lodge Junction with the construction of:
- A new roundabout along the A1079 Hull to York Road, and 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, which will connect the new A1079 roundabout with the A164 further south, near Coppleflat Lane, Bentley.
The A164 will also be widened into a dual carriageway between Coppleflat Lane and the roundabout with the B1233 Harland Way, Cottingham. North of Coppleflat Lane the A164 will remains a single carriageway but with A1079 bound traffic diverted on to separate new link roads.
Work on the new mini-roundabout and bus stops at Skidby will be carried out during the day with temporary traffic signals in place. Towards the end of the work, a temporary road closure will be needed overnight to allow for the junction to be resurfaced.
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