Work Starts on Pocklington's New Link Road
10:13am 6th December 2013
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has successfully secured funding to complete a new link road into Pocklington Industrial Estate, from the mini roundabout on Hodsow Lane, with Galliford Try undertaking the work as contractor.
The link road will complement the £1.6 million A1079/Hodsow Lane/Allerthorpe roundabout, which was completed in 2011.
EAst Riding Council say that although the roundabout improved access to the A1079 for Pocklington and Allerthorpe residents, the full potential of this scheme in terms of linking directly into the existing industrial estate was still to be fully achieved, with drivers needing to use the A1079/Halifax Way priority junction to access the industrial estate.
The £300,000 new link road will provide a direct and safer route into and out of the industrial estate for drivers while also improving connectivity for walkers and cyclists between Pocklington and the industrial estate.
Costs for the scheme are being funded by the council and the BroadHelm Venture, who are developing Broadhelm Business Park adjoining the industrial estate.
It is anticipated that work will be completed by early 2014, with a two week Christmas closedown period, with every effort made to keep disruption to a minimum, say the council.
Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for highways, infrastructure and emergency planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are delighted that funding has been secured to complete the ‘missing link’ into the industrial estate, which will improve safety for all road users and will support local businesses by providing improved access to their premises.”
Jonathan Atkinson of the BroadHelm Venture added: “The link will also provide direct access on to Broadhelm Business Park. This is exciting news for Pocklington as since work has commenced on the new road it has immediately stimulated enquiries from new and existing businesses wishing to relocate to the business park.”
The council will continue to keep people updated on the scheme through Your East Riding and on Twitter @East_Riding and @ER_roads
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