A164 and Jock's Lodge

Junction improvement scheme

The A164 (Beverley to Humber Bridge) and the A1079 (Hull to York) are two of the busiest roads in the East Riding.
They meet at the ‘Jock’s Lodge Junction’ just outside Beverley (near Morrisons).

Despite work being carried out over the years to improve the safety of the junction, congestion issues have worsened, and the only solution is a major road improvement scheme.

Scheme detailsTimescales Layouts and visuals

Traffic Management

A1079

Temporary traffic management will be installed on the A1079, work will start on Monday 19 February for one week. Traffic management will be operational Monday to Friday and will not affect the weekend. This will include lane closures on both the westbound and eastbound dual carriageways near the existing junction, with one lane still open for traffic. The width of the slip roads will be reduced and a 30mph speed limit will be imposed through the works area / lane closure, this will then return to the national speed limit. The traffic management is necessary to complete site clearance works safely.

A164

Traffic light signals will be temporarily installed between Skidby Roundabout and Victoria Roundabout, Beverley to allow for trial holes and service crossings to be carried out safely. These signals will be in place for 3 weeks, Monday to Friday commencing Monday 19 February, between the hours of 7pm and 5am. Please note that this is subject to change.

A164 Diversion route for abnormal loads (pdf 8.6mb)

Cycle path diversion from Skidby roundabout to Beverley (png 600kb)

Background

A164

The A164 is a major north/south route in the East Riding of Yorkshire, between Beverley and the Humber Bridge/west Hull.

It is also part of the region’s primary route network (‘A’ roads), and has the highest volume of traffic in the East Riding, with some sections carrying over 30,000 vehicles per day.

The A1079

The A1079 is the main route between Hull and York and also connects local towns including Beverley, Market Weighton and Pocklington, with some sections carrying over 20,000 vehicles per day

Jock's Lodge Junction

Jock's Lodge Junction, where the A1079 and A164 meet, is the busiest junction in the East Riding.

The issue

The severe congestion at Jock’s Lodge junction, caused by the intersection of these two busy roads, is only likely to worsen in future years as additional traffic is generated by further housing developments.

Traffic lights were introduced in 2010 and whilst these have helped improve the junction’s safety record, congestion levels and long queues have continued to worsen.

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.

The solution

Please note:

From Monday 8 January the speed limit between Skidby roundabout and Victoria roundabout, Beverley will be reduced from 50mph to 30mph. The speed limit will also be reduced to 30mph between Lincoln Way roundabout and Ward Way roundabout. The speed limit changes can be seen in red on the maps below. These changes are necessary so we are able to keep the roads open safely whilst work is being carried out around the area.

The new plans will offer significant improvements to the A164 as well as replacement of Jock’s Lodge junction. Take a look at how we’re planning to do this:

From Castle Hill Roundabout to Skidby Roundabout

The current economic climate has resulted in an increase in construction costs. Due to the budgetary constraints this has presented, the section of the scheme from Castle Hill Roundabout to Skidby Roundabout in the original proposal has been removed. The southernmost extent of the main scheme will now be at Skidby Roundabout, continuing north.


From Skidby Roundabout to Dunflat Road

North of Skidby Roundabout, the A164 will be widened to the west of the existing single carriageway up to Dunflat Road.

The existing Dunflat Road priority junction will be modified to provide a left-in left-out arrangement, a pedestrian and cycle facility will also be provided to the west of the new carriageway from Beverley Road up to Dunflat Road.

From Dunflat Road to Jock's Lodge

Further north of Dunflat Road the A164 will be widened to the west up to Coppleflat before crossing over onto the eastern side of the existing carriageway.

From Jock's Lodge to Regiment Roundabout (Lincoln Way)

The new grade separated junction at Jock's Lodge involves constructing a new roundabout on the A1079 with connecting link roads to the north and south.

The A1079 link road to the south will connect into the existing A164 alignment at Coppleflat and so in order to take the main A164 carriageway over the link road it will be necessary to provide a new bridge.

To the north of the A1079 roundabout the link road will connect into a new southern arm on Regiment Roundabout (Lincoln Way).

From Regiment Roundabout (Lincoln Way) to Victoria Road Roundabout

In addition to the above, it is proposed to widen the existing carriageway between Regiment Roundabout (Lincoln Way) and Victoria Road Roundabout in order to provide a two-lane carriageway link in each direction.

At Victoria Road Roundabout, the movement between A164 Lincoln Way and A164 Victoria Road would be provided as a free flow left.

Preparation works to begin

Works are to be begin on Monday 31 July in preparation for the A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme.

The council will construct a new mini-roundabout at the junction of Main Street and Beverley Road, Skidby, and create a new bus stop .

Work on the mini-roundabout and the new bus stop, also in Main Street, Skidby, is due to take 16 weeks to complete.

It is being carried out in order to move two bus stops away from their current location on the busy A164, with the mini-roundabout creating a new turning circle for buses.

This will mean the bus stop will be much closer for passengers at Skidby and they will no longer have to cross the A164 to reach their bus stop.

Improved facilities for non-motorised users

Improved facilities for non-motorised users will be incorporated to link with existing facilities on Minster Way, and existing off-road routes and minor road networks to the south of Lazaat Hotel. 

Combined cycle and pedestrian paths which are replaced as part of the works will be made wider than the current facilities. A signal controlled crossing point is proposed near to Lazaat Hotel. Signalised equestrian crossing points are proposed near to Coppleflat Lane. Pedestrian and cycle crossing improvements are proposed at Victoria Road Roundabout and Regiment Roundabout.

The removal of the Jock's Lodge Interchange traffic signals and closure of the existing slip roads will also improve north-south access for cyclists and pedestrians.

Timescales

The council submitted a planning application for the scheme at the end of March 2020.

Planning Permission for the scheme was granted in July 2020.

Detailed design has now been completed and the council is currently in the process of appointing a construction contractor for the works. Accommodation works by the utility companies is envisaged to commence in Summer 2023, followed by the main works to commence in late 2023. The main construction works are anticipated to be completed in late 2026.

To enable smoother delivery of the project and reduce the impact of the works on people travelling through the area, minor advanced works for the scheme have been proposed, anticipated be on site in Summer 2023. This includes the relocation of bus stops from the A164 (north of Skidby Roundabout) onto Main Street, Skidby, with a new roundabout at the junction of Main St and Beverley Road to allow buses to turn around. Additionally, environmental and lighting improvements will be made to Mill Road and its existing bridge over the A164, to improve this route for walking and cycling.

Information regarding the proposed traffic management on the A164 and the A1079 will be available on this website in due course.

Funding Timeline

Securing funding

In the Government’s 2016 Autumn Statement, it was announced that East Riding of Yorkshire Council had been awarded feasibility funding from the Department for Transport's Large Local Major Schemes Fund to develop a transport improvement scheme for the A164 and Jock's Lodge junction. It was one of only 12 proposals across England to receive feasibility funding.

This funding was used to develop an ‘Outline Business Case’, which set out a preferred scheme option and explained how this could be delivered and whether it would offer good value for money. This was submitted to the Department for Transport in December 2017.

In May 2018 it was announced that the scheme had successfully secured over £40 million construction funding from the Department for Transport with the remainder of the scheme costs being funded by the council.

In Autumn of 2022, the Government affirmed funding support for the scheme in both the Growth Plan and the Autumn Statement.

The Full Business Case has now been submitted to the Department for Transport

Engaging with the public

A public consultation on a shortlist of potential scheme options was held in November 2017. East Riding of Yorkshire Council used the results of this public consultation, combined with economic data and traffic modelling, to develop a preferred scheme for Jock's Lodge and the A164.

Further public information events were held in February 2020 in order to update residents on the current scheme design and to gather feedback in advance of planning submission in March 2020.

This feedback can be accessed online on the Public Access planning website, using the planning application number ‘20/01073/STPLF’ in your search.

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