East Riding’s roads get £16.7m funding boost

02/02/2016
Highways Reporters

The Department for Transport (DfT) is providing an extra £16.7 million to support a five-year programme of road improvements in East Riding.

The A1079, A63 and A161 will all benefit in the first 12 months of the five-year maintenance work on East Riding council’s 233 miles of A-roads.

Delivering extra targeted maintenance funding to boost local business and help deliver better journeys for road users is a key part of the government’s long-term economic plan.

Roads Minister Andrew Jones said: “Enhancing East Riding’s roads will make journeys more reliable and cut delays. This will ensure businesses and residents reap the benefits, driving job creation and economic development across the county.

“We are determined to build a Northern Powerhouse and this investment demonstrates our commitment to improving the roads in the area.”

East Riding’s ‘A’ roads provide vital links between the area’s major towns and villages and improve and connections to motorways and onwards across the north of England and the rest of the UK.

The council is being given the money after bidding through the Local Growth Fund for extra funding to maintain roads. It is in addition to £58 million of DfT funding that East Riding council is already receiving to repair roads, fix potholes and improve street lighting over the next five-years.

 
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