A164 and Jock's Lodge junction improvement scheme

1.About the scheme

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 solution

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:

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.

Why the project is necessary

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.

How the project is being funded

The £87m scheme will be funded through a contribution of nearly £41 million in construction funding from the Department for Transport with the remainder of the scheme costs being funded by the council.

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