Sunday, July 5, 2020

£6.6m road network projects approved for Yorkshire

Two road network improvement projects totalling £6.6 million have been signed off by the Infrastructure and Joint Assets Board of York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (YNYER).

The investment will enhance town centre links in Scarborough and east-west connectivity at the Shiptonthorpe junction between Pocklington and Market Weighton.

Combined, the projects will see an allocation of £6.6 million of the government’s Local Growth Funding.

This is in addition to the almost £10 million worth of Local Growth Funding that the LEP has already agreed over the last six months, to develop schemes across the LEP area.

The Scarborough Junctions Improvement Project has been brought forward by North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council to enable the delivery of improvements to town centre connectivity in Scarborough town centre.

The £3.5 million Local Growth Fund investment made by YNYER will buoy up local authority and private sector funding to meet the project costs.

Plans approved include works on four town centre junctions, to support economic growth and the delivery of housing, with potential for up to 450 houses per annum, the majority located in the Scarborough urban area.

The Shiptonthorpe Roundabout scheme provides a £3.1 million investment in east-west connectivity across the LEP area. This highway improvement is also required to facilitate high levels of new development within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Shiptonthorpe Roundabout forms the junction of the A1079 and A614 – the main road transport link between York and Hull.

The scheme involves the creation of a new fifth arm on the north western side of the roundabout and significant improvements to the A1079 at this area, for both road traffic and pedestrians.

The aim of the scheme is to reduce queuing and congestion, improve journey times and journey time reliability along the A1079.

It will also ensure that the junction can accommodate additional traffic generated by new housing and employment development across the area whilst continuing to provide a vital strategic link for a wide variety of travel purposes.

David Dickson, the Board’s Chair, said: “The benefits of investment in road junctions and roundabouts can be fairly intangible to the public and businesses.

“However, they are at the heart of all the decisions we make. Improving East-West connectivity, and improving the economic potential of towns are both core strategic aims for our LEP.

“These investments in our road network signal future development that will positively impact the public and businesses in these areas.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.




Latest news

University of Lincoln research predicts digital future for law firm

Students participating in the University of Lincoln’s Graduate Skills Builder programme have recently submitted a report following a market research project to a regional...

Four Yorkshire restaurants to close as Casual Dining Group enters administration

Casual Dining Group (CDG) the operator of restaurant brands including Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has appointed Clare Kennedy, Peter Saville, Daniel...

Forza Foods’ Normanton factory sees Coronavirus outbreak

Forza Foods’ Normanton site has seen an outbreak of COVID-19. As of Thursday 2 July, 17 members of the workforce have tested positive for Coronavirus. 300...

Work starts ready for £1.2m revamp and extension of craft centre

Preparations are underway for a £1.2 million project to reconfigure, extend and enhance the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford. Lindum Group started...

Forrester Boyd acquires Hull accountancy practice

Independent Humber accountancy firm, Forrester Boyd, has acquired Hull-based accountancy practice Graybrowne. The acquisition is part of the firm’s ambition as it looks to evolve...

Sheffield rail tech company secures HS2 contract

3Square, a railway technology company based in Sheffield, has secured a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2). The company is working with one...

Related news

University of Lincoln research predicts digital future for law firm

Students participating in the University of Lincoln’s Graduate Skills Builder programme have recently submitted a report following a market research project to a regional...

Four Yorkshire restaurants to close as Casual Dining Group enters administration

Casual Dining Group (CDG) the operator of restaurant brands including Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge, has appointed Clare Kennedy, Peter Saville, Daniel...

Forza Foods’ Normanton factory sees Coronavirus outbreak

Forza Foods’ Normanton site has seen an outbreak of COVID-19. As of Thursday 2 July, 17 members of the workforce have tested positive for Coronavirus. 300...

Work starts ready for £1.2m revamp and extension of craft centre

Preparations are underway for a £1.2 million project to reconfigure, extend and enhance the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford. Lindum Group started...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close