Following extensive lobbying efforts, the £28 million scheme to dual the busiest stretch of York’s outer ring road has progressed to the next stage following an announcement from the Department for Transport.
City of York Council has already agreed to contribute £2.8m, to dual the 7 ½ mile stretch from the A19 Shipton Road, through to Little Hopgrove (Malton Road).
When combined with the Council’s £38.925m programme to upgrade seven of the ring road roundabouts, the dualling will significantly reduce congestion and relieve pressure on the city’s road network.
Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of the York Liberal Democrat Group, added:
“I am pleased that, following months of lobbying, we have progressed this major scheme to the next stage. Dualling the outer ring road is crucial to improving the daily lives of many residents and businesses, not just in York, but across the region.”
“This project will significantly reduce congestion on one of our busiest roads and, crucially, decrease the number of car journeys made across the city centre. We will also continue to work to seize opportunities to improve sustainable transport, as the scheme progresses.”
“In the meantime, we will continue to do everything we can to secure more Government funding to invest in the schemes which will make a big difference to our city.”