Other local transport schemes

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:

A164/B1232 Willerby roundabout - current and proposed layout (pdf 950kb)

A164/B1232 Willerby roundabout - approach roads layout (pdf 4.3mb)

A164/B1232 Willerby roundabout - need for the project (pdf 226kb)

A164/B1232 Willerby roundabout - project FAQ (pdf 329kb)

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:

A63 Brough Junction Improvements Scheme Information (pdf 1.3mb)

A63 Brough Junction Improvements Consultation Plan (pdf 4.2mb)

A63 Brough Junction Improvements Publicity Graphics (pdf 690kb)

A63 Brough Junction Improvements 3D Views (pdf 2.2mb)

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:

  • Improving pedestrian and cycling routes to the key services area of Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham
  • Improving existing footways and cycleways along main bus routes to restore them to their original widths
  • Additional cycle parking.

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 was focused on our East Riding Safer Spaces programme and included the following six areas:

  • Saturday Market, Beverley pedestrianised area
  • School Streets pilots
  • Bridlington shared footway/cycleway
  • Improving existing footways and cycleways
  • Cycle parking
  • Automated cycle traffic counters

Saturday Market, Beverley pedestrianised area

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 idea was put forward for funding following positive feedback to initial consultation carried out in summer 2020 including businesses in Saturday Market, Ward Councillors, the Town Council and the Civic Society.

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 Saturday Market, Beverley - Existing trial pedestrian and cyclist area

Saturday Market, Beverley - Existing trial pedestrian and cyclist area (pdf 318kb)

The aim of the scheme is to encourage more sustainable trips into Beverley town centre by:

  • providing more space for people
  • supporting journeys on foot and by cycle into the town centre
  • reducing pollution, noise and visual intrusion
  • increasing access and secure storage for bicycles; and
  • providing safer and wider pedestrian links between existing pedestrian zones and shopping areas in the centre including Toll Gavel, Dyer Lane, Swayby’s Yard and Ladygate.

The scheme also aims to support the economy and local high street businesses by:

  • providing opportunities to create seated outdoor space for local retail and catering outlets
  • creating a safe and attractive environment for people to enjoy
  • increasing time spent using the town centre
  • retaining all of the existing disabled bays, loading bays and taxi bays in Saturday Market, and
  • providing more space for social distancing.

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.

If the pedestrian area was made permanent, these are some of the benefits of having it in place either all year round or seasonal:

All year round

This would enable the pedestrian space to be available for use throughout the year for seating, events, other suitable street artists/vendors. It would also be much clearer for visitors to Beverley to keep the area the same layout all year round. The scheme could remain in place and the lining, signing, seating, and other street furniture would not need to be removed in November and put back in April every year, which would otherwise cause disruption to the public and businesses, cause potential damage to pavings from frequent works and impact on budgets and resources.

Seasonally (between April and October each year)

Demand for parking space and use of the pedestrian area are both likely to be lower in the off-peak season but this option would provide additional car parking in the winter months. However, this option could be confusing for visitors to know what to expect at different times of the year. It would mean removing the pedestrian area, seating, lining, signing, and other street furniture in November and putting it back again in April every year. This would require additional resources, maintenance budget and traffic management to minimise disruption to the public during the works.

During October and November 2023, we carried out a further public consultation on the current trial and next steps with stakeholders, businesses, residents and visitors, and all feedback received is currently being analysed and considered.

A decision on the next steps for the scheme will be made by the Council’s Cabinet and Full Council in Spring 2024.

Should the scheme become permanent in the future, physical works to amend the paving in the area to match the new layout will also be considered, although the extent of this work is subject to sourcing appropriate funding.

School Streets

Two School Street pilot projects were trialled using the Active Travel Tranche 2 funding to encourage walking and cycling to school. More information on these pilots, and further School Streets schemes introduced since, can be found here:

School Streets projects

Bridlington shared footway/cycleway

A new off-road footway/cycleway has been installed along the north side of Marton Road, Bridlington to provide a safer link between residential areas, schools and other amenities in order to encourage cycling and walking.

Improving existing footways and cycleways

Some of the funding has been allocated to improving off-road footways and cycleways alongside public transport routes by widening them out to their original widths to encourage use and provide extra social distancing space.

Cycle parking

Additional secure cycle parking has been installed at various locations throughout the East Riding.

Consultation Plan

Details of the consultation on all five schemes are available:

Active Travel Fund Consultation Plan (pdf 144kb)

Further funding

In February 2023, we were invited to bid for another stage of the Active Travel Fund and in May 2023 were successful in gaining a further £855,200 of funds towards improving cycling and walking infrastructure.

This funding focusses on our East Riding Safer Spaces programme and includes the following seven areas:

  • Beverley Road, Willerby cycleway
  • Grange Way, Beverley cycle link
  • Further School Streets trials and secure cycle storage
  • Pedestrian crossing safety improvements
  • Boothferry Road Goole cycle scheme
  • Quay Road Bridlington pedestrian scheme
  • Improve existing Public Rights of Ways.

Beverley Road, Willerby cycleway

A wide off-road segregated cycleway/footway link is proposed along the north side of Beverley Road in Willerby to provide a safer off-road facility for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between Willerby retail park and Willerby centre, connecting residents to key retail and employment areas.

The scheme also includes the introduction of a toucan crossing on Beverley Road itself, to enhance the safety of those wanting to cross to the new development at the south side of the main road.

Grange Way, Beverley cycle link

A section of new segregated cycleway link is being provided on Grange Way between the Driffield Road roundabout and Lockwood Road to complete the missing link on the high quality cycle network around the northern ring road of Beverley. This will create a continuous, convenient and safe route better connecting residents to key education, employment and amenity hubs around Beverley.

Further School Streets trials and secure cycle storage

School Streets trials have been successfully implemented around East Riding of Yorkshire using previous active travel funding which have proven results of significant modal shift to cycling, walking and wheeling.

Two further School Streets are proposed to be trialled from February 2024. More information on our school streets schemes and trials can be found on School Streets projects.

Pedestrian crossing safety improvements

A range of improvements to crossing points are proposed around the east Riding area to help tackle collision history and enhance safety and accessibility for pedestrians at existing crossing locations. These are:

  • Thwaite Street, Cottingham – Improvements to the existing parallel crossing
  • Airmyn Road, Goole – build outs at the two existing Zebra crossings
  • Western Road, Goole – new speed table at existing Zebra outside Parkside Primary School
  • Market Place, Hedon – new Zebra crossing just north of the echelon parking area
  • South Cliff Road, Bridlington – new Zebra just north of Bridge Street
  • Hull Road, Anlaby – convert existing Zebra to a Puffin crossing and a new crossing to the east of the shops
  • The Square, Hessle – new build out at the existing crossing point near Heron Foods.

Boothferry Road Goole cycle scheme

A small amount of Active Travel funding has been allocated to looking into the feasibility of active travel enhancements in Goole along Boothferry Road between Pasture and Clifton Gardens, and on Pasture Road itself between Boothferry Road and Fifth Avenue.

Options being looked into are an off-road cycleway, associated junction treatments, continuous footways across side roads and crossing improvements to improve cycling and walking safety and tackle cycle and pedestrian collision history.

This is an early study into potential options. Full consultation would be undertaken on any preferred design should the scheme be feasible and gain funding to progress further design.

Quay Road Bridlington pedestrian scheme

A small amount of funding has also been allocated to looking into the feasibility of active travel enhancements along Quay Road in Bridlington between Queensgate and Oxford Street.

Options being looked into are junction treatments, continuous footways across side roads and crossing improvements to improve walking safety and tackle pedestrian collision history.

Again, this is an early study into potential options. Full consultation would be undertaken on any preferred design should the scheme be feasible and gain funding to progress further design.

Improve existing Public Rights of Ways

Surface condition and access improvements are proposed along several Public Rights of Way (PROWs) in urban areas within the East Riding to encourage cycling and walking, and provide routes that are safer and more attractive to use.

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.

Find out more:

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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:

NPIF Application Form (pdf 156kb)

NPIF Application Appendices (pdf 4.5mb)

How do you fund larger transport schemes?

The role of a Local Transport Plan (LTP) is to develop a number of small-scale transport improvements for the local area that are monitored as part of the capital investment programme.

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:

A Road Maintenance Final Business Case 2016 (pdf 5.1mb)

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:

BITP information leaflet (pdf 3mb)

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.

BITP Monitoring and Evaluation Report (MEP) (pdf 928kb)

BITP Monitoring and Evaluation Report (MEP) appendices (pdf 10mb)

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:

Challenge Fund application form (pdf 98kb)

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:

DfT Highways Maintenance Fund Tranche 2B Application Form - East Riding (pdf 106kb)

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?

Cycle facility improvements installed 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:

  • extra protection for on-road cyclists along Bricknell Avenue using upright 'wands' to offer light segregation, alongside retaining all kerbside parking
  • new sections of off-road shared cycle/footways
  • a new Toucan crossing on Hull Road linking the facilities
  • widening of existing cycle lanes on Hull Road alongside safety improvements to the islands

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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Proposals to improve cycle facilities between Hull and Cottingham, Hull Road, Bricknell Avenue and Thwaite Street

Proposals to improve cycle facilities between Hull and Cottingham, Hull Road, Bricknell Avenue and Thwaite Street (pdf 483kb)

C2553 Hull Road, Bricknell Avenue cycle route (pdf 2.1mb)

Bricknell Avenue example road markings (jpg 75kb)

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:

Hull City Council (external website)

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