Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, is delighted with the news that yesterday East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the application to improve the A164 and the Jock’s Lodge Junction near Beverley.
Graham said “This is brilliant news and means we are a step closer to seeing work commence on the biggest road scheme in the East Riding for decades. The £50m revamp of Jock’s Lodge Junction and A164 will bring a welcome much-needed boost to the local economy, and will improve driving conditions for locals and visitors. For far too long Jock’s Lodge has been a hotspot for traffic jams and accidents.
“It’s been a long and eventually successful campaign to get here, and it’s down to the dogged determination and hard work of the East Riding Councillors and Council officers that we continue to make good progress. I was delighted to support this hard work by lobbying the Secretary of State for Transport and bringing up the roads minister to take a look at the proposed scheme first hand.
“Schemes like these demonstrate how the Government is working with local councils to boost economic growth across the Northern Powerhouse and building a Britain fit for the future.”
The next step is for the Council to create the detailed design and submit it to the Department of Transport. If all goes well the construction funding could be in place by 2022, and the works could be completed by 2025.
Councillor Kerri Harold said “The investment championed by myself, other Beverley councillors and Graham Stuart MP, is a great success story for our area and one of the most important pieces of work as a councillor I have undertaken. The revamp will improve life for everyone who uses the roads”.
Councillor David Elvidge said: “The A164 which serves the south of the county, West Hull and Beverley, has the highest volume of traffic in the East Riding, with some sections carrying more than 30,000 vehicles a day. It’s been clear for years that we needed to do something about making the road safer, and I’m proud to have worked on this scheme and to be helping bring it to fruition.”