Monday 6 November

The £87 million scheme to improve the A164 and Jock’s Lodge junction near Beverley has been given the green light. Transport minister Richard Holden confirmed the Government would invest £40.7million into the scheme, with East Riding Council funding the remaining cost.

The work to transform the road system that links the A164, one of the county’s busiest roads, with the A1079, is one of the first projects to get money freed up from the scrapping of the Birmingham to Manchester high-speed HS2 rail link. The scheme will involve the replacement of the Jock’s Lodge Junction with the construction of: 

  • A new roundabout along the A1079 Hull to York Road, and the creation of a new road connecting it with the Lincoln Way roundabout on Minster Way in Beverley.  
  • Two new roads, travelling northbound and southbound, will connect the new A1079 roundabout with the A164 further south, near Coppleflat Lane, Bentley. 

The A164 will remain a single carriageway but A1079-bound traffic will be diverted to separate new link roads. Works are scheduled to begin next spring and finish around late 2026.

Work is already underway to construct a new mini-roundabout at the junction of Main Street and Beverley Road, Skidby, and create a new bus stop – marking the first step towards the upgrade