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Council announces further temporary road closures in connection with A164 improvement scheme

Date
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
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Work on a major scheme to transform a congested section of the A164 between Beverley and the Humber Bridge is continuing. East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced further temporary road closures in connection with the works.

The construction of two new roundabouts to relieve congestion and improve road safety at the junction of the A164, Great Gutter Lane and Riplingham Road began in March.

The existing staggered crossroad junction where Great Gutter Lane West and Riplingham Road East meet the A164 causes long queues and congestion for drivers, particularly at peak times. To address these issues, the council is progressing a scheme to replace the two priority junctions with two new roundabouts.

The scheme is being funded following a successful £3m bid to the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund, with the remaining funding for the £4.26m scheme provided by the council.

The work is scheduled to be completed by Christmas of this year and will include :

  • Construction of a new four-arm roundabout on the A164 at its junction with Riplingham Road East
  • Construction of a new three-arm roundabout on the junction of Great Gutter Lane West, Swanland Dale, and Riplingham Road
  • Construction of a new link road between the two roundabouts
  • The closure of Great Gutter Lane West between Swanland Dale and the A164 junction
  • New drainage, fencing, lighting and landscaping.

To allow the next stage of construction, it will be necessary to close Great Gutter Lane/Swanland Dale/Riplingham Road (west) on the following weekends:-

20.00 Friday 11th October to 06.00 Monday 14th October

20.00 Friday 18th October to 06.00 Monday 21st October  

20.00 Friday 8th November to 06.00 Monday 11th Novembe

20.00 Friday 15th November to 06.00 Monday 18th November. 

In addition, during the half term holidays, Riplingham Road (west) will be closed from:-

00.01 Saturday 26th October to 23.59 Sunday 3rd November 

Great Gutter Lane and Swanland Dale will be closed from:- 

14.00 Sunday 27th October to 23.59 Sunday 3rd November. 

(The closure of these roads is being delayed to avoid any conflict with the Haltemprice 10k run which takes place at 10.00 on 27 October).

Traffic will be diverted via Eppleworth and Skidby to rejoin the A164. Warning signs advising about the diversion will be put up before the closures.

The contractors for the works are North Midland Construction Ltd.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said : “We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused by these temporary closures and  construction works. We would like to thank motorists and local residents in advance for their patience during these vital works, which will ensure significant improvements at this location when they are completed.”

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