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 Jock's 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 an 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 are the latest plans for the A164 and Jock's Lodge junction improvement scheme and how can I comment on these?

The scheme included in the Outline Business Case has changed slightly because of the challenges with the surrounding infrastructure.

The current proposals include a new roundabout on the A1079 with new link roads providing access to the A164 and Lincoln Way roundabout. The A164 route is maintained to Victoria Road roundabout, and to the south of the new junction, the A164 is widened to become a dual carriageway as far as Castle Hill roundabout.

Facilities for walkers and cyclists have been included throughout the scheme to link with existing facilities along the A164 and Beverley Southern Relief Road (Minster Way).

More details on the scheme can be found on the following website or in the scheme brochure:

A164 Jock's Lodge (external website)

A164 Jock's Lodge junction improvement scheme brochure (pdf 1.59mb)

A series of public events are now being held for residents and businesses to provide feedback on the current scheme before a planning application is submitted in April 2020.

Two exhibitions will take place:

  • Monday 24 February 2020 between 10.00am and 5.00pm at East Riding Leisure Beverley, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0LT
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020 between 10.00am and 7.00pm at Lazaat Hotel, Woodhill Way, Cottingham, HU16 5SX

 Officers will be available at these events to discuss the scheme and provide more information.

You can also comment on the scheme proposals by completing a short survey:

Smartsurvey - A164 and Jock's Lodge (external council website)

Alternatively, you can email: jockslodge.a164scheme@eastriding.gov.uk

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?

Following the public exhibitions the next major milestone will be the submission of a planning application for the scheme in spring 2020. A planning decision is expected in summer 2020.

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 2021/22. The construction period will be around 24 months, with an anticipated finish date of 2024. 

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

Email: jockslodge.a164scheme@eastriding.gov.uk