Major multi-million-pound transport investment works in Bridlington are nearing completion

Tue, 18 Dec 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and its contractor PBS Construction are now working on the final part of Stage 2 of the second phase of the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan (BridITP2).

The works on Hilderthorpe Road, between the old coach park entrance and Station Road, is being carried out in two halves in order to allow access for inbound traffic. Access continues to be maintained for all businesses and they remain open and operational during the ongoing period of works.

To assist motorists and the travelling public over the busy Christmas and New Year period, Hilderthorpe Road will revert to two-way traffic flow from Friday, 21 December and then go back to one-way from Monday, 7 January 2019 until the final section of highway works is completed, which is anticipated to be at end of January 2019, weather permitting.

The council’s contractor will then undertake a programme of minor remedial works to correct any defects. This should be minimal and have a low impact on pedestrians, motorists and businesses.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “BridITP2 is a major regeneration scheme to improve vehicle and pedestrian access around Bridlington’s town centre.

“Delivering an investment of this scale and complexity was always going to take time and present challenges and I would just like to thank our residents and our businesses for their patience and understanding while this important investment was carried out.

“This multi-million-pound investment demonstrates the council’s commitment to Bridlington. Once complete, it will improve traffic flows around the town and also open up a number of new sites for development, which will help boost Bridlington’s economy and provide new employment opportunities.”

With the Stage 2 works soon to be complete, the council is looking to finalise the legal agreements with Network Rail and Arriva North to start the Stage 1 works to improve the approach to Bridlington Railway Station and the plaza.

The works will include new car parking, a drop-off area, short stay parking, disabled parking, a large bus lay-by, a new taxi rank and decorative lighting.

Work on site will take around nine to twelve months to complete and is likely to start in the New Year.

BridITP2 is funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and represents a £13.3million investment, with £5.75million from the Humber LEP.

For further information about regeneration in Bridlington, visit www.bridlingtonrenaissance.com