East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that major highway improvement works will start in March along the A614 between the Portington Road junction near Howden, through Goole to the A645 Drax Road Roundabout near Airmyn.
The work consists of resurfacing the existing carriageway, with a final running surfacing applied which generates extremely low surface noise levels whilst providing high levels of grip. In addition, drainage and footway improvements will also be carried out as required throughout the works.
The works will be split into five sections:
The £2.4million scheme includes a £2m contribution from the Government's Getting Building Fund secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership following a successful bid by the council.
Work will start on Section One on 1 March, 2021, followed by Section Two on 22 March, 2021. Section Four will then precede Section Three in order to carry out works close to Goole Academy during the school half term holiday. Section five will complete the works to the A614 by the end of July, 2021.
Most of the works will be carried out during the evenings or nights when traffic volumes are reduced, but some daytime work is anticipated within residential areas.
A number of roads will need to be closed during the works to ensure the safety of the workforce and members of the travelling public. These temporary road closures will be advertised, and residents will be notified closer to the time. The council's contractor (Tarmac Trading Ltd) will also install advanced signs indicating the dates of the closures.
Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for Strategic Property and Infrastructure, said : "I am delighted that we have been able to secure this funding from the Getting Building Fund to carry out these essential improvements on this busy road. Motorists will certainly benefit when the works are completed."
An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson added : "We apologise in advance to motorists and residents for any inconvenience caused by these essential works, and we ask for their patience over the coming weeks and months."