East Riding of Yorkshire Council's application to improve the A164 and the Jock's Lodge Junction near Beverley has today (July 9) been unanimously approved by the planning committee.
The council intends to carry out a major overhaul of the road system to replace the junction, which currently links the A164 and the A1079, in order to improve congestion problems on one of the East Riding's busiest roads.
Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for strategic management at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "I'm extremely pleased the plans for the scheme have been approved and we can now forge ahead with more detailed plans and preparations.
"The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest roads in the East Riding and at the moment the Jock's Lodge junction is a real bottleneck.
"But we believe the council has come up with the best possible solution to reduce congestion for years to come and keep traffic moving."
The junction improvement scheme will involve the construction of:
Together these will replace the Jock's Lodge Junction.
The A164 will also be widened into a dual carriageway between Coppleflat Lane and the Cottingham Castle Road roundabout. North of Coppleflat Lane the A164 remains as a single carriageway but with A1079 bound traffic diverted on to separate new link roads.
The next stage for the scheme will concentrate on creating the detailed design which will ensure any planning issues and conditions are met, together with further consultations with landowners and other related bodies.
The council then intends to submit a Full Business Case to the Department for Transport, and if this is approved the scheme could receive construction funding by 2022.
If the scheme progresses as hoped, works could be complete as early as 2025.
The council unveiled the plans to the public in early February and held exhibitions in Beverley and Cottingham, which attracted more than 450 people.
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