Press release

£16.3 million to tackle traffic congestion in Beverley town centre

Southern relief road for Beverley town centre approved.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Work needed to cut traffic volumes in Beverley town centre can now start after receiving final approval from Local Transport Minister Norman Baker today (28 March, 2013).

The scheme will see East Riding of Yorkshire Council construct a southern relief road as well as improvements to the Grovehill junction, Swinemoor roundabout and the Flemingate level crossing.

The scheme will deliver:

  • a 1.8 mile southern relief road linking the A164 Victoria Road corridor with the A1174 Hull Road corridor
  • a new transport interchange at Beverley railway station
  • bus priority measures between the new Bus Greenway at Flemingate and the town centre
  • the closure of the railway level crossing at Flemingate to all motorised traffic

Norman Baker said:

This scheme will help improve residents’ lives by cutting congestion and improving traffic flows in Beverley.

The £16.3 million we are putting into this scheme shows that the coalition government is serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to tackle congestion and encourage economic growth.

The scheme was one of those given funding approval in December 2011 as part of the spending review process. Work can now start on construction with the project scheduled to complete in January 2015.

Notes to editors

Today’s announcement grants full (final) approval to the Beverley scheme enabling work to begin.

The department will provide a maximum of £16.3 million towards the full scheme cost of £21.6 million.

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Published 28 March 2013