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Could A164 become a dual carriageway?

Proposals which could include making the main A164 road between Beverley and the Castle Hill roundabout at Cottingham a dual carriage for its entire length have been revealed.

Its just one of the suggestions to improve the busy trunk road that’s proposed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council who, next week, will be holding consultation sessions to gauge the opinion of local people. Drop-in sessions have been arranged at Beverley Racecourse for Wednesday, 8th November (9.30am-6.45pm) and the Morrison’s Beverley store on Friday, 10th November (9.30am-6.45pm).

In addition there is an online survey.

As part of a funding bid to the Department of Transport, three separate options for turning all or part of the A164 into a dual carriageway. They are:

  • Minimum dualling – Victoria Road Roundabout to approximately 110m south of Jock’s Lodge Junction.
  • Partial dualling – Victoria Road Roundabout to Skidby Roundabout
  • Maximum dualling – Victoria Road Roundabout to Castle Hill Roundabout.

Four proposals are also being considered specifically for the Jock’s Lodge junction:

  • A164 dualling with free flow left slip from A1079 westbound to A164 southbound
  • A164 dualling with grade separated two bridge roundabout
  • A164 dualling with new A1079 ’dumbbell’ roundabouts
  • A164 dualling with completed ‘cloverleaf’ junction.

Councillor Symon Fraser, cabinet portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment at East Riding Council, told Beverley FM: “The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest routes in the East Riding, with 30,000 and 20,000 vehicles using them per day, respectively.

“The Jock’s Lodge Junction, where the A1079 and the A164 meet, has historically always formed a pinch point, causing congestion.

“The council has taken steps in recent years to try and mitigate this and improve road safety, but to address the problem a major investment is required. To try and secure funding for this much-needed scheme the council will submit a business case to the Department of Transport later this year.

“Responses to the survey and the views expressed from the public drop-in sessions will form part of the council’s submission for funding – so we are keen to hear from as many people as possible.

“If this was successful, the council would move onto detailed preparation, procurement and construction with the potential for a scheme to be completed by 2022.”

To find out more about the proposals, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/jockslodge