About the scheme

4.Frequently asked questions

Scheme questions

Why is this scheme happening?

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.

What will the scheme improvements include?

This will involve the removal of the existing Jock’s Lodge junction and the construction of:

  • A new roundabout along the A1079 Hull-to-York road, and a new road connecting it with the Lincoln Way/Minster Way roundabout in Beverley,
  • Two new roads, travelling northbound and southbound, which will connect the new A1079 roundabout with the A164 further south, near Coppleflat Lane, Bentley.
  • The A164 will also be widened into a dual carriageway between Coppleflat Lane and the roundabout with the B1233 Harland Way, Cottingham.
  • North of Coppleflat Lane, the A164 will remain a single carriageway but with A1079-bound traffic diverted onto separate new link roads.
  • Improved facilities for non-motorised by linking into existing facilities on Minster Way, and existing off-road routes and minor road networks to the south of the Lazaat Hotel.

What will the impact of the scheme be on the environment?

  • The team took the surrounding wildlife and environment into account when planning our works, we carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment. This was completed over a number of years and focuses on how we can help encourage biodiversity, enhance the local watercourses and reduce climate impacts.
  • We’ll be minimising our carbon footprint by using recyclable materials and employing local staff and suppliers wherever possible. To further limit our impact on the environment, we’ll be using biofuels and ensuring that we minimise the miles materials travel both to and from the site.

What are you doing to protect the local environment during the works?

The contractors will work under the supervision of a professional Ecological Clerk of Works during works that may impact on flora/fauna. For example, the contractor and the Ecological Clerk of Works will regularly review and audit the fencing and biodiversity activities throughout construction.

A qualified ecologist will also be monitor the ecological enhancement measures for one-year following completion of the works.

All retained hedgerows and trees will be protected using fencing specified in the arboricultural method of works to protect the root zone, trunk, and canopy.

In mitigation, bird boxes will be installed at various points to provide alternative habitat for nesting birds until the works are complete and new foliage matures.

What are you doing to enhance the environment?

Approximately 127,000 new trees and shrubs will be planted as part of the scheme.

New attenuation ponds will be created, to encourage bird and reptile species to the area. These ponds are installed to manage storm and surface water, to help avoid localised flooding.

What improvements will there be for non-motorists?

As part of the completed scheme, we will improve facilities for non-motorised by linking into existing facilities on Minster Way, and existing off-road routes and minor road networks to the south of the Lazaat Hotel.

Combined cycle and pedestrian paths, which are replaced as part of the project, 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, along with pedestrian and cycle crossing improvements 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.

When did works start?

Works started in January 2024.

How long will it take to deliver?

We expect the scheme to be open for traffic in late 2026.

Read more on the Timescales page

Why is it taking so long to build?

The project programme has been developed to minimise disruption to all road users and stakeholders. Most of our works are taking place off network, but when we have implemented traffic management and closures, we have always tried to ensure the works are phased to keep the A164 moving as well as keeping both the public and members of staff safe.

Will there be road closures?

Information about any necessary future road closures and diversions will be communicated on our various platforms.

How long will the 30 mph speed limit be in effect for on the A164?

The 30mph speed limit will be in effect for the duration of the project. This is because work will be taking place along the whole route at the same time and helps to keep the workers safe.

How will the cycle paths be affected by the works between Skidby and Beverley?

To facilitate the works to widen the existing A164 carriageway we have closed the existing footpath / non-motorist route from the Skidby roundabout to Coppleflat Lane.

We have put a diversion route in place, which you can view here.

The non-motorist route diversion from Skidby to Beverley is as follows:

  • On Skidby Main Street (heading East), turn right onto Beverley Road (heading south)
  • Turn left onto Mill Road / Keldgate Road (heading East) and cross the A164 using the non-motorist bridge
  • Turn left onto the B1233 / Harland Way (heading north-west)
  • Turn right onto Woodhill Way (heading north)
  • At the Lazaat Hotel, join the non-motorist route and continue north
  • Join and continue on the southbound footpath along the A164 (heading north)
  • Cross the A164 at Bentley and join the northbound footpath (heading north)
  • Continue on the footpath to Beverley.

When you carry out your return journey, the non-motorist route diversion will be:

  • On A164 northbound footpath (heading south), continue until the footpath closure at Bentley (Coppleflat Lane)
  • Cross the A164 at Bentley and join the southbound footpath (heading south)
  • Join and continue on the southbound footpath of the A164 (heading south)
  • Opposite to Dunflat Road, join the non-motorist route that continues south
  • At Lazaat Hotel, join Woodhill Way (heading south)
  • Turn left onto the B1233 / Harland Way (heading southeast)
  • Turn right onto Mill Road / Keldgate Road (heading West) and cross the A164 using the non-motorist route bridge
  • Turn right onto Beverley Road (heading north)
  • Turn left onto Skidby Main Street (heading west)
  • Continue on to Skidby

As part of the completed scheme, we will improve facilities for non-motorised by linking into existing facilities on Minster Way, and existing off-road routes and minor road networks to the south of the Lazaat Hotel. Combined cycle and pedestrian paths which are replaced as part of the project 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, along with pedestrian and cycle crossing improvements 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.

Will the project increase noise and visual impacts for residents living close to the highway during construction?

We appreciate there might be some increased noise and visual impact during construction, including for residents living close to the scheme. Consideration has been taken in both the design and construction phases to minimise these impacts on residents. We would like to thank residents for their patience while we deliver our improvements.

Who is carrying out the work?

GRAHAM Construction are carrying out the works, in collaboration with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Why aren’t you working 24-hours a day to get finished sooner?

We look to carry out work at weekends and overnight where appropriate.

There are residents nearby, and some of our activities will be noisy, so we always look to work Monday to Saturday during the day only.

We also need to consider the welfare of our teams. There are lots of dangers on construction sites, and the risks can increase when we work overnight or when the team have not had suitable breaks away from the site.

We’ll advise of any changes to our working hours on this scheme webpage.

Who did you consult with?

We’ve worked closely with several parties including, local Parish and Town Councils and the emergency services to look at how we can deliver this work, while minimising disruption. We can assure you we’ll continue to work with the local authorities and emergency services to monitor the impact of our works, so we can make any necessary changes.

Communications questions

How do you keep customers informed about the project?

We update our project webpage and social media channels regularly with work progress, upcoming closures and scheme information.

Regular newsletters are sent out to subscribers.

We will hold drop-in clinics at local venues and dates of the drop-in clinics will be posted on the project webpage and advertised on our social media channels well in advance of them taking place.

Letters are sent to local residents and businesses to notify them of upcoming traffic management changes, closures and intrusive works. The project has a dedicated Stakeholder Manager who responds to all correspondence in a timely manner and holds meetings with residents and businesses when required to discuss upcoming works that may have an impact.

What are you doing to give back to the community while you are delivering the scheme?

We’re committed to making a real difference for the communities who live near our scheme. The team will be carrying out various community and social value activities to leave a lasting impact beyond the scheme we are delivering.

How can I find out more about the project?

Further to information on this dedicated website, if you would like to receive project updates, you can also sign up for email notifications, that will be sent directly to your inbox.

If you have any further queries in relation to this scheme, please feel free to contact GRAHAM at civilscustomerrelations@graham.co.uk.

Contact the Project Team via telephone: 0121 362 4715

Alternatively, you can contact the Council at jockslodge.a164scheme@eastriding.gov.uk.

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