£6.3m LEP funding to be spent on two East Yorkshire roundabouts

Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 by KCFM

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it remains committed to turning part of the A1079 into a dual carriageway, despite the project being postponed.

Investigations have revealed that the project, for a one-mile stretch of the A1079 between Barmby Moor and Wilberfoss, will cost significantly more than originally anticipated.

Funding totalling £6.3 million, which had been allocated for the dual carriageway project, will now be used for work on the Killingwoldgraves and Dunswell roundabouts.

Councillor Andy Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for planning, highways and transportation, said: “We are delighted that the LEP (local enterprise partnership) has agreed to provide funding to allow us to deliver two much-needed schemes at Killingwoldgraves and Dunswell roundabouts.

“These schemes will make a real difference to drivers on the A1079 by reducing queues and congestion at these busy junctions.”

East Riding Council secured funding from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP in January 2015 towards a scheme to transform the one-mile stretch of the A1079 between Barmby Moor and Wilberfoss into a dual carriageway.

However, following site surveys and detailed investigations, it has been established that the work will cost significantly more than originally anticipated.

The council says the A1079 dual carriageway scheme remains a top priority and officers will continue to develop the plans to ensure a final design has been developed that can be funded through a potential future devolution deal.

Carriageway widening and other highway works will take place at the Killingwoldgraves roundabout at the junction of the A1079, A1174, A1035 and Killingwoldgraves Lane to the west of Beverley, and at Dunswell roundabout linking the A1079, A1174 and the A1033 north of Hull. Work is likely to start in 2017/18.

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Published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 by KCFM

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  • Gerri Scargill

    The Beverley to York route is a national disgrace, one short length of dual carriageway on a road that takes traffic from one of the jewels in Yorkshire’s crown to another. How much longer are we going to wait before this gets addressed properly, meanwhile money ear marked to help a little is being diverted to tinker with roundabouts, the relatively short waits folks have at them at peak times are nothing compared with the wildly varying time it can take to get the 20 odd miles to York. Shame on you, ERYC.

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