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£50m improvement scheme for A164 and Jock’s Lodge
More than £50m will be spent to turn part of one East Yorkshire’s busiest roads into a dual carriageway and improve a congested junction. The six miles of the A164 between the Lincoln Way roundabout in Beverley, and the Castle Hill roundabout at Cottingham, which carries around 30,000 vehicles a day, will be turned into a dual carriageway in an effort to speed up traffic. In addition, the Jock’s Lodge junction, described as a “pinch point” by the Department of Transport, will be reconfigured.
The total cost of the scheme is put at £51 million, of which £40 million will come from the Government with a further 10.2 million from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The work will be completed by 2022 and, as part of the Jock’s Lodge improvements, a segregated pedestrian and cycle crossing will be created on the A1079, allowing people to cross the road safely. Local MP Graham Stuart, who has pressed the Transport Secretary to recognise the need for improvements around the accident blackspot at Jock’s Lodge, has welcomed the news.
He told Beverley FM: “For too long, residents, businesses and visitors have suffered as a result of long delays and accidents, which were threatening the future growth of this part of the world. It has been a challenging campaign against the odds but I welcome the Department for Transport’s decision and would like to pay tribute to the hard-working officers at East Riding Council for succeeding with this vital and much-needed bid.”