Major improvement works on A164 start next Monday (11 March) around Riplingham Road and Great Gutter Lane

Tue, 05 Mar 2019

Work will begin next Monday on a major scheme to transform a congested section of the A164 between Beverley and the Humber Bridge.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that the construction of two new roundabouts to relieve congestion at the junction of the A164, Great Gutter Lane and Riplingham Road will begin on Monday (11 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 has developed a scheme to replace the two priority junctions with two new roundabouts.

The scheme will be 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 carried out between March and Christmas of this year and will include :

  • Construction of a newfour-armroundabout 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.

The contractors for the works will be North Midland Construction Ltd. A temporary speed restriction of 30mph on the A164 will be in place (March – December) and there will be temporary road closures at various times, but two-way traffic will be maintained on the A164 at all times during the day.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said : “I am delighted that we can now start to deliver this major improvement scheme on this very congested road. Detailed traffic modelling has been carried out to predict future traffic levels, and we are confident that these two new roundabouts and new section of road will greatly reduce the queues at this location, and allow the traffic to flow freely.”

Any works which require traffic signals on the A164 will be carried out only between the hours of 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday. Traffic signals in other parts of the site will only be used outside peak times ie between 09.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

In the first phase of the works, Riplingham Road (East) will be closed at its junction with the A164, for a distance of about 140 metres eastwards. Access to properties will be maintained at all times, and there will be a signed diversion route, from 11 March for approximately five months.

Further closures will be needed in due course on Swanland Dale, Riplingham Road (West) and Great Gutter Lane, as the works progress, and details of these will be published nearer the time.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said : “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by this temporary speed limit and these 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.”