The scheme will see seven roundabouts from Wetherby Road roundabout, which has already been completed, to Monks Cross where work is about to start, upgraded with extra entrance and exit lanes, ready for dualling.
Cllr Peter Dew, Executive Member for Transport and Planning, said: “We’re now well into the York Outer Ring Road scheme with Wetherby Road completed and work set to start on Monks Cross roundabout. We’re now in a position to tackle the more complex roundabouts and we want to hear the views of the thousands of people who use the road daily to help ensure that the upgrades work for all road users and help to reduce congestion on this well used route.
Cllr Keith Aspden, Executive Member for Economic Development and Community Engagement, said: “We’ve had some great feedback from residents, businesses and commuters about both Wetherby Road and Monks Cross roundabouts. It’s important that we get these comments during the consultation process to help our designers ensure that the road works for everyone for years to come.
The York Outer Ring Road improvements programme is being funded through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.
Cllr Peter Box Investment Committee Chair for West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, which manages the Transport Fund, said:
“By improving travel flows and speeding up journey times the £38 million York Outer Ring Road improvements programme will provide a significant boost for projected local housing and employment growth.
“I am pleased that the first stage at Wetherby Road roundabout is complete and would urge everyone who lives and works in the area and who uses the route to get involved and have their say.”
People can give their views at a drop-in sessions being held at Clifton Moor Tesco on:
- Saturday 2 March, from 10.00am to 4.00pm
- Friday 8 March, from 3.00pm to 7.00pm
- Sunday 17 March, from 10.00am to 4.00pm
- Friday 22 March, from 3.00pm to 7.00pm
All comments will be reviewed and changes to the design made where possible. The decision on the final layout will be taken at a public Executive Member for Transport and Planning Decision Session meeting later in the summer.
Clifton Moor and Wigginton Road roundabouts mark the start of the next phase of the YORR programme which will see seven roundabouts on the A1237 improved over the next four years. A total budget of £38 million has been funded through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.
The roundabout upgrades will mean more lanes and space on the approaches and exits. Where possible, the road layouts will be designed to accommodate the potential future scheme to bring the outer ring road up to dual carriageway standard.
The Clifton Moor and Wigginton Road Monks Cross roundabout improvement works are planned to start in late summer 2019, although some site clearance work could start earlier.