Minister visits roundabout

Robert Goodwill MP at the site.
Robert Goodwill MP at the site.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP, paid a visit to Market Weighton to inspect progress on the new £1.1 million roundabout acting as the intersection between the A1079 and the Holme Road.

The roundabout is scheduled to open in mid-April, and East Riding Council “is pleased with the progress being made,” according to councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for highways, infrastructure and emergency planning at the authority. The scheme was made possible by a successful bid by the council’s transport policy team, to the Department for Transport’s £170m Local Pinch Point Programme. It aims to alleviate congestion for residents of Market Weighton and Holme-on-Spalding-Moor onto the A1079 as well as improving road safety at the junction.