East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s application to improve the A164 and the Jock’s Lodge Junction near Beverley has been unanimously approved by the planning committee.
The council intends to carry out a major overhaul of the road system to replace the junction, which currently links the A164 and the A1079, in order to improve congestion problems on one of the East Riding’s busiest roads.
Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for strategic management at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I’m extremely pleased the plans for the scheme have been approved and we can now forge ahead with more detailed plans and preparations.
“The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest roads in the East Riding and at the moment the Jock’s Lodge junction is a real bottleneck.
“But we believe the council has come up with the best possible solution to reduce congestion for years to come and keep traffic moving.”
The next stage for the scheme will concentrate on creating the detailed design which will ensure any planning issues and conditions are met, together with further consultations with landowners and other related bodies.
The council now intends to submit a Full Business Case to the Department for Transport, and if this is approved the scheme could receive construction funding by 2022.
If the scheme progresses as hoped, works could be complete as early as 2025.