Willerby Roundabout Improvement Scheme

A major road scheme to improve the congested roundabout at the A164/B1232 Willerby Roundabout is due to begin on 4 September 2023.

The works are expected to take 22 weeks to complete.

The £1.9m scheme aims to transform the junction at the A164 and B1232 at Willerby, by enlarging the existing roundabout and installing new traffic lights at the site.

The new layout is designed keep more vehicles moving, cut down on congestion and substantially reduce queuing and delays for drivers.

View proposed new roundabout

Current issues

The roundabout currently suffers congestion, especially at peak times, causing queues and delays for traffic.

  • At present the heavy westbound flow on the A164 provides little opportunity to enter the roundabout from Willerby and only one lane is available for right turners which form the majority of traffic from the Willerby direction. This is exacerbated by the lack of traffic turning right from the A164 eastbound which blocks the westbound flow and creates entry opportunities.
  • Also, only one straight ahead lane is available on the A164 westbound approach making this flow almost constant at peak times.

Scheme Design

  • Enlargement of the existing roundabout
  • Installation of traffic signals on the A164 and B1232 arms
  • Creation of 2 dedicated straight-on lanes on the A164 in both directions
  • Both lanes on the B1232 approach will be permitted to turn right onto the A164
  • The provision of an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the east arms of the A164
  • The roundabout signals will be managed by state-of-the-art controllers that monitor and adapt to traffic conditions.
  • Extensive traffic modelling of the proposals predicts the scheme will increase the junction capacity by around 30%. This is expected to reduce queuing and delays particularly on the worst affected B1232 entry from Willerby. This currently gets heavily congested at peak times, largely due to traffic turning right having to give way to westbound A164 traffic.
  • The design allows both B1232 approach lanes to turn right onto the A164 eastbound.
  • Computer controlled traffic signals with queue detection equipment will ensure the junction operates in a balanced manner.
  • Additionally, both westbound lanes on the A164 will be available for straight ahead traffic, and an internal turn lane is included for right turners from the A164 eastbound.
  • The scheme will be part funded by local housing developers, with the remainder funded by the council.

Plan images

View proposed plan images

Traffic model

The work

  • Construction work is due to start on site 4 September 2023.
  • To minimise disruption, 24 hours / day working hours will be used.
  • The scheme is due to be completed in February 2024.
  • Temporary traffic signals will only be permitted at night (from 7pm to 6.30am).
  • During the day, a minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained, except on Albion Lane where periodical 7pm to 6.30am night-time closures are required.
  • However, even with these construction conditions, delays and disruption can be expected.
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