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Talks To Tackle Traffic Problems in York and Selby


7:33am 26th July 2013
(Updated 11:03am 26th July 2013)

Ways to tackle traffic jams in York, Selby and West Yorkshire will be discussed later.

A £183-million pound bid is being put together to be spent on West Yorkshire, York and Selby. Today it will be decided which proposals will be put forward to the Department of Transport.

A new park and ride at Clifton Moor is planned and it's claimed a park and ride in Micklefield would cut jams on the A64 near Selby.

York station could also get a facelift and a bus station could be built in the city and improvements to the Outer Ring Road are also proposed.

The Department of Transport will have to give final approval to the plans.

Last week Metro Chairman Cllr James Lewis welcomed the news that West Yorkshire and York had received a 10-year funding allocation from the Department for Transport of £183m.

 “I am pleased that West Yorkshire is one of just four areas to be allotted the full amount of funding it was promised and that we will have further opportunity to grow that amount through the development of innovative  and effective transport proposals to the DfT,” said Cllr Lewis.

““It is acknowledged that a strong transport network underpins business and growth and the prospectus of transport schemes that we have developed and which I hope my colleagues will endorse on Friday, will make a real difference to journeys, jobs, business and employment and the economy in West Yorkshire and York,” he continued.

This funding will be a key element of the £1bn Transport Fund as part of the City Deal with Government and comes on top of other Government transport investment commitments.

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