East Riding Council has secured an additional £16.7 million to help maintain ‘A’ roads in the area, including the A1079
The council submitted a successful bid through the Local Growth Fund to the Department for Transport for the extra funding to improve the condition of the main roads in the East Riding. The funding will be awarded over five years starting from April 2016.
The extra funding will pay for around 100 maintenance schemes over the five year programme period, or around 20 schemes per year, and will initially focus on improvements on the A1079, A161, and A63.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding Council, said: “This additional funding will allow the council to triple investment on maintaining our ‘A’ roads over the next five years.
“Our ‘A’ roads form crucial links for those travelling between our main towns, and many people use these roads every day to get to work or school, and to access shops or see family and friends.
“Keeping these roads in the best possible condition has always been a priority for the council and this extra funding will allow us to complete a programme of maintenance and repairs which will keep these routes in excellent condition for many years to come.”
The road sections to benefit in the first year include the A1079 Deepdale to Shiptonthorpe, A63 Knedlington Crossroads to Newsholme and the A161 Old Goole to Eastoft.