Tags: Infrastructure, Transport
The Humber LEP, with partner East Riding of Yorkshire Council, successfully bid to the Department for Transport’s Large Local Major Schemes Fund to develop a business case for undertaking improvements to the Jock’s Lodge junction near Beverley.
Jocks Lodge forms the junction between the A164 and the A1079 to the south of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, two of the busiest roads in the authority area. Both carry high volumes of fast flowing traffic travelling to locations across the East Riding and beyond.
Traffic signals were introduced in 2010, however, although this arrangement has improved the road safety record at the junction it has not been sufficient to accommodate the significant growth in background traffic. This has resulted in severe congestion, lost productivity and additional harmful emissions from cars idling in traffic.
This problem is likely to worsen significantly in future years with the addition of traffic generated by local housing developments. If the junction continues to function beyond its capacity it will ultimately have a significant and long term impact on the future viability of the area as a place to live, work and do business.
Minor changes to the phasing of the traffic signals and road markings have not addressed the problems outlined above and a number of potential long term improvement options to address the current and projected capacity issues have been created.
A model now needs to be developed to determine the potential impact of these proposals and show if they are likely to deliver value for money. From this, a detailed Options Appraisal and a business case for the preferred option will be created from this.
January 4, 0017 - July 3, 0020
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Business case approved
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