New £1.1million roundabout complete

The new roundabout.
The new roundabout.

A new £1.1million roundabout at the junction of the A1079/Holme Road, in Market Weighton, has opened to traffic.

The work was made possible by a successful bid to the Department for Transport’s £170m Local Pinch Point Programme.

Designed and managed by the council’s engineers, the roundabout was constructed by local contractor, Wright Civil Engineering Ltd, and 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.

The new roundabout complements other recent highway projects, including a similar roundabout at Hodsow Lane, Pocklington, and a subsequent link road to Pocklington Industrial Estate and the new Broadhelm Business Park.

An East Riding Council spokesperson said: “We would like to thank motorists and local residents for their patience during the construction period, and the road closures in the local area. We trust that motorists will immediately see the benefits of this greatly improved junction.”