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MP lobbies Minister over Jock’s Lodge upgrade
Beverley MP Graham Stuart has stepped up his support for a campaign to secure funding for improvements to the notorious Jock’s Lodge road junction to the south of the town. Last week he lobbied Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to make a case for investment totalling £40 million to reduce congestion and improve safety for road users.
He has been a strong advocate of improvements to the junction, which has witnessed 18 accidents and 25 injuries in the past five years alone ands has previously written to the Minister to back the application for funding being made by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. A final decision is due in May.
Mr Stuart says he supports the ‘red option’ scheme, which would introduce a new roundabout layout at the A164 / A1079 intersection, and extended dualling of the A164 from Victoria Road roundabout to Castle Hill. He told Beverley FM: “The odds are certainly against us, with competition from a range of projects around the country, but I am going to do everything possible to secure this important funding for our area. This problem is only going to get worse if not addressed now.”