York awarded £5million to carry out improvements on Tadcaster Road

Yesterday it was announced that City of York Council has been awarded £5million by the Department for Transport to carry out repairs on Tadcaster Road, following a successful bid to the Government’s Transport Challenge Fund 2020.


The additional funding will be used to carry out wholesale maintenance on Tadcaster Road, including road repairs and drainage, in order to complement works the Council has carried out in recent years such as the replacement of ageing traffic lights, better cycling measures, junction improvements and resurfacing works.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of the Council, commented:

“We are pleased to be awarded £5million by the Department for Transport to carry out much-needed road improvements along Tadcaster Road. This is a key route into York, not only used for local journeys, but by millions of visitors and commuters every year. The wholesale maintenance works will help to improve traffic flow and ensure the city’s local road network is safe and more reliable for all residents”

Cllr Stephen Fenton, Lib Dem Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe, said:

“I welcome this additional funding which will enable further works on this crucial route in the city. The council has just invested over £600k in resurfacing of a large section of Tadcaster Road, and this new funding will open up opportunities to make further improvements. Whether using our Park & Ride to access the city centre, visiting York Racecourse or just cycling into town; Tadcaster Road is a pivotal route and this investment couldn’t come soon enough.”

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