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Information about other local transport schemes including major transport schemes and major highway projects.
What improvements are planned for the A164/B1232 junction at Willerby?
We are proposing to improve the congested junction of the A164 and B1232 near Willerby.
The scheme involves enlarging the existing roundabout and installing new traffic lights. This will allow traffic on both A164 westbound approach lanes to go straight ahead and traffic on both northbound approach lanes from Willerby, which is presently the most congested approach, to turn right. Overall traffic capacity of the junction is expected to increase by around 30 per cent as a result of the scheme.
More details on the scheme are provided in the following drawings and information sheets:
A public exhibition took place at Lazaat Hotel on Wednesday 25 August 2021 where residents had the opportunity to discuss the scheme with officers.
What improvements are planned for the A63 junction at Brough?
We are progressing a proposed scheme funded by developers to improve the junction of the A63 at Brough including Welton Road, Water Lane and Welton Low Road.
It is a planning condition that the Brough South Consortium fund improvements to improve the capacity of the junction in order to cope with increased traffic flows from major housing developments in Brough South. We are progressing the scheme on their behalf.
The overall estimated cost of the scheme is £4.7m, funded entirely by the Brough South Consortium. The scheme is expected to start on site on 31 July 2023 and take around 46 weeks to complete:
What is the Active Travel Fund?
The Covid-19 pandemic and the need to social distance, especially on public transport, has led to the Government encouraging and supporting travelling on foot or by bike, particularly for essential journeys including commuting, education and amenity journeys.
As a result the Government announced its new Emergency Active Travel Fund in May 2020 and invited local authorities to bid for the first stage of funding.
We were successful in gaining £123,000 of this funding in June 2020 to spend on promoting walking and cycling specifically as alternatives to public transport. Using this funding, our East Riding Safer Spaces programme includes a number of schemes which have already been completed:
In July 2020, we were invited to bid for a second stage of funding from the Active Travel Fund and it was announced in November 2020 that we were successful in gaining a further £467,400 of funds.
The second stage of funding is focussed on our East Riding Safer Spaces programme and includes the following areas:
A trial scheme was introduced in May 2021 to convert road space to a new pedestrian area with cycle access within Saturday Market in Beverley.
The scheme uses temporary planters to create a natural border for the new public space under an experimental Traffic Regulation Order which allows monitoring of the scheme whilst it’s in operation and during all seasons of the year.
To take account of feedback during the initial trial, minor amendments were made and a further trial commenced on a slightly revised layout in November 2022, as shown below:
Saturday Market, Beverley - Existing trial pedestrian and cyclist area
The aim of the scheme is to encourage more sustainable trips into Beverley town centre by:
The scheme also aims to support the economy and local high street businesses by:
The trials have been funded by the Department of Transport’s Active Travel Fund and the council’s Local Transport Plan.
High quality public seating and integrated planters have also been installed within the pedestrian area (funded by the Government’s Prosperity Fund) to provide space for visitors to dwell and enjoy Beverley centre.
The current trial is due to finish in May 2024 and the scheme could be made permanent after this time.
We are now seeking views on the current trial and next steps from stakeholders, businesses, residents and visitors.
A decision on the next steps for the scheme will be made early next year.
Should the scheme become permanent in the future, the black planters used to temporarily outline the trial pedestrian area would be reviewed. Physical works to amend the paving in the area to match the new layout will also be considered if the scheme is made permanent, with the extent of this work subject to funding being available in the future.
What is the National Productivity Investment Fund?
In the 2016 Autumn Statement it was announced that a new National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will provide an additional £23 billion over the next four years to ensure the UK’s economy is fit for the future. Some of the NPIF will be used to pay for transport improvements to help tackle congestion, maintain highway assets and support economic growth.
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£185m from the NPIF has been allocated for transport in 2017/18. This funding will be distributed to local authorities on a formula basis. We received an additional £1.992m to spend on transport infrastructure in 2017/18. This helped to fund major repair works at Tickton Bridge including the replacement of the bridge bearings, concrete repairs, drainage works, and new bridge joints. The total cost of the repairs was around £3.5m, with the remaining funding coming from our existing highway maintenance funding allocation.
Local authorities also have an opportunity to bid for NPIF for 2018/19 and 2019/20. We submitted a successful NPIF bid in June 2017 for a new roundabout at the A164/Great Gutter Lane/Riplingham Road junction and work began in spring 2019. Our bid and supporting documents:
How do you fund larger transport schemes?
There are not sufficient funds available through the LTP to pay for major transport schemes such as new roads, or for large scale packages of improvements. There are a number of different ways in which local transport authorities can bid for funding for these larger schemes.
How do you pay for the maintenance of local roads?
The council receives grant funding for maintaining our local road network. In order to boost our existing grant funding we submitted a bid for additional funding for maintenance of our 'A' classified roads to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership in 2015 for which there is a supporting business case:
In February 2016 it was announced that this bid had been successful and as a result we will receive an extra £3.34 million per year for the next five years (2016/17-2020/21) to help maintain our 'A' roads.
How can I find out about the Beverley Integrated Transport Plan?
In December 2011 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that the Beverley Integrated Transport Plan (BITP) had been successful in securing major transport scheme funding from central government.
The £22 million scheme included a new southern relief road for the town (known as Minster Way) and associated highway improvements and was completed in March 2015. A general information leaflet is available to view:
As part of the conditions of the BITP funding we have developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MEP) to monitor the BITP scheme objectives and outcomes. We reported on these to the Department of Transport one year after the scheme opened and there will be another report five years from opening. The information collected as part of the MEP will help us understand the impacts of the BITP and the way traffic travels around Beverley.
What is the Challenge Fund?
The Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund reflects the government's strong commitment to ensure that we have well maintained local highway infrastructure fit for the 21st century. It was first announced in the 2014 Autumn Statement.
The purpose of the fund is to enable local highway authorities in England to bid for major maintenance projects that are otherwise difficult to deliver through the usual formula funding allocations they receive from government. Funding is awarded through a competitive bidding process and all English local highway authorities outside London are invited to bid to the fund.
We submitted a bid to the Challenge Fund in February 2015:
In March 2015 the Department of Transport announced that the council was one of only 28 local authorities in England to be successful with their Challenge Fund bids through this round of applications.
In October 2019 we submitted another bid to the Challenge Fund, this time based around repairs and replacements to highway gullies:
In March 2020 it was announced that our bid had been successful, and works to repair and replace highway gullies started in summer 2020.
What cycle facility improvements are there for between Cottingham and Hull?
We have been successful in gaining funding through a joint bid with Hull City Council for improvements to cycle routes between Hull and Cottingham and between Hull and Beverley. This project has been supported with £500,000 from the Government's Getting Building Fund, secured by the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire's Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government's commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
The acquired funding has already been used to create an additional section of off-road shared cycle/footway alongside the A1079 Beverley Road to complete the Beverley to Hull route within the East Riding area.
Also, a range of improvements have been installed between Hull and Cottingham along Bricknell Avenue and Hull Road including:
The scheme aims to support local people cycling between Cottingham and Hull for commuting, travelling to school and accessing other amenities in the area. The improvements offer further cycle convenience, safety and route choice.
Details of the facilities installed are:
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The measures are part of a joint cycle project with Hull City Council. Details of plans within the Hull city area can be viewed on their website: