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A164/Jock's Lodge junction improvement scheme

Information about the plans for improving the A164 Jock's Lodge junction to improve traffic flow and journey times.

What are the transport issues on the A164 and at Jocks Lodge junction?

The A164 is a major route serving the south of the East Riding of Yorkshire, west Hull and Beverley. It is also part of our primary route network and has the highest volume of traffic in East Riding, with some sections carrying over 30,000 vehicles a day.

The A1079 is the main route between Hull and York and also connects local settlements including the Beverley, Market Weighton and Pocklington. On the approach to Jock’s Lodge, the A1079 carries around 20,000 vehicles a day.

Jock’s Lodge Junction, where the A1079 and A164 meet, is the busiest junction in the East Riding and forms a pinch point on the local road network. Traffic lights were introduced in 2010 and these have helped to improve the roads safety record at the junction. However, traffic levels continue to increase and this causes severe congestion and long queues along the A164 on the approaches to the junction at busy times.

What is the council doing to address the transport issues on the A164 and at Jock's Lodge?

In the 2016 Autumn Statement, it was announced that we had been awarded feasibility funding from the Department of 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. Our Outline Business Case for a £51m improvement scheme on the A164 and Jock's Lodge junction was submitted to the Department for Transport in December 2017. 

In May 2018 it was announced that the scheme had successfully secured over £40m construction funding from the Department for Transport. The remainder of the scheme cost will be funded by the council.

What is the preferred option for improvements at Jock's Lodge junction and on the A164?

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

The preferred option is based on a new grade separated two bridge roundabout at Jock's Lodge junction and maximum dualling of the A164 between Victoria Road roundabout and Castle Hill roundabout. This will increase the capacity of the junction to allow more traffic to pass through more quickly, reducing the current queues. This design also works well in the future when extra traffic growth is added:

A164 & Jock's Lodge Junction Improvement - Preferred Scheme Drawings (pdf 1.75mb opens in new window)

What is the council doing at the junction for walkers, cyclists and other non-motorised users?

Facilities for walkers and cyclists are included in each of the potential junction options for Jock's Lodge junction. These link in with existing facilities along the A164 and Beverley Southern Relief Road. 

What happens next?

The project team is now continuing to develop the scheme in order to meet the timescales set out in the Outline Business Case. The next major milestone will be the submission of a planning application for the scheme in November this year, with a planning decision expected in early 2019.

Following planning approval, confirmation of all other statutory orders and consents, and completion of procurement, it is anticipated that the scheme could start on site  in summer 2020. The construction period will be around 24 months, with an anticipated finish date of 2022/23. 

If you have any questions about the scheme, these can be sent to:

Email: jockslodge.a164scheme@eastriding.gov.uk