Beverley Southern Relief Road opens

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Published: Friday 13th March 2015 by KCFM

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The new Beverley Southern Relief Road has been officially opened by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill.

The 2.8km route, named Minster Way, crosses south of the town to link the A164 to the A1174.

It’s a key component of the £22m Beverley Integrated Transport Plan- one of the largest capital investments ever undertaken by East Riding of Yorkshire Council- which aims to reduce traffic through the centre of the town. It’s estimated that the plan will reduce traffic on streets such as Keldgate by as much as 60%.

Council leader Stephen Parnaby said: “This is a very significant day for residents and motorists alike in Beverley, and I am delighted that we have arrived at the opening of this hugely important stretch of new road.

“The council was keen from the outset for local companies to share in the delivery of this scheme to provide a boost to the economy and I am very pleased that Balfour Beatty  have used local expertise and materials to provide work experience and placements to help our local young people improve their skills and employment prospects.

“I would like to thank our residents, motorists and the travelling public for their patience and understanding. All of these groups will benefit from improved transport infrastructure for decades to come.”

Robert Goodwill said the new route will make a big difference to traffic in the area:

“Investing in infrastructure makes people’s lives easier, it makes it easier to do business, and it’ll improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in Beverley, and those who visit it as a tourist centre.”

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Published: Friday 13th March 2015 by KCFM

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