New £1.1million roundabout is progressing well

(l-r) Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for infrastructure highways and emergency planning, inspects progress of the new Holme Road roundabout along with Simon Hodgekinson, of Wright Civil Engineering, and the council's site engineer, Paul Harrison.
(l-r) Councillor Chris Matthews, cabinet portfolio holder for infrastructure highways and emergency planning, inspects progress of the new Holme Road roundabout along with Simon Hodgekinson, of Wright Civil Engineering, and the council's site engineer, Paul Harrison.

Construction of a new £1.1million roundabout at the junction of the A1079/Holme Road, in Market Weighton, is proceeding well and is anticipated to open in early April.

The scheme has been made possible by a successful bid by East Riding Council’s transport policy team to the Department for Transport’s £170million Local Pinch Point Programme.

Designed and managed by the council’s engineers, the roundabout is being constructed by local contractor, Wright Civil Engineering Ltd. The council hopes it will alleviate congestion for residents of Market Weighton and Holme-on-Spalding-Moor as well as improving road safety at the junction, where there have been 14 casualties in the past six years.

Full story in this week’s (12 February) Pocklington Post.