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Source: City of York

Published Tuesday, 20th August 2019

Plans for upgrades to the Clifton Moor junction roundabout will be discussed at the decision session for the Executive Member for Transport on Thursday next week (29 August, 14:00).

It is part of a programme to improve seven roundabouts which will receive wider entrances and exits as part of a £38m scheme to reduce congestion on the outer ring road. The scheme went to public consultation for four weeks in March 2019.

The report recommends that the scheme goes ahead, providing funding is confirmed.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport, said:

“I would like to thank residents, businesses and visitors for their cooperation during the works at Wetherby Road, which is now completed; and for their participation in the public consultation for Clifton Moor Junction.

“The detailed design includes provision for a cycle and pedestrian underpass to link to a major housing development proposed within the submitted Local Plan, thus helping to promote sustainable travel in the area. Junction improvements on the ring road are designed to reduce delays and encourage its use for journeys in preference to adding to congestion in the centre of York.”

Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council, said:

“The York Outer Ring Road improvements programme is essential to increasing connectivity in the city, reducing congestion and will help future-proof our city’s transport infrastructure for many years to come. I am pleased to see real progress being made on the programme and the Council has already taken action by securing £38m to improve seven roundabouts, in order to reduce congestion and relieve pressure on our local roads.”

“We look forward to the Government’s early decision on the funding bid, submitted in December 2018, for phase 1 of the A1237 dualling project, in order to allow it to be integrated into the roundabout upgrade scheme.”

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, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Investment Committee and Leader of Wakefield District Council said:

“By reducing congestion through extra lanes on the approaches and exit of roundabouts, the York Outer Ring Road scheme is speeding up people’s journeys but also making a contribution to improving local air quality as well as improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.”

For more information about the York Outer Ring Road improvements visit www.york.gov.uk/yorr 

The full agenda for the Executive Member for Transport Decision Session on 29 August will be made available at: https://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=738&MId=11568

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