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New plans revealed for A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction

improvement scheme near Beverley


Brand new plans to improve the A164 and replace the Jock’s Lodge Junction near Beverley have been unveiled by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The preferred scheme will go on show to the public at two exhibitions later this month, giving residents a chance to have their say on the proposals.

The new design includes:
The construction of a new roundabout along the A1079 Hull to York road, and the creation of a new road connecting it with the Lincoln Way roundabout on Minster Way in Beverley.
Two new roads, travelling northbound and a southbound, will connect the new A1079 roundabout with the A164 further south, near Coppleflat Lane, Bentley. Together these would replace the current Jock’s Lodge Junction.
Keeping the A164 as a two-way single carriageway road between Coppleflat Lane and the Victoria Road roundabout in Beverley.
Turning the A164 into a dual carriageway between Coppleflat Lane and the Cottingham Castle Road roundabout.
Depending on funding for the scheme, work could begin in late 2022 and is expected to take two years to complete.

Members of the public are being invited to see the plans for themselves and have their say on the scheme at two exhibitions which will be held on:

Monday 24 February at East Riding Leisure Beverley, Flemingate, Beverley, between 10am and 5pm.

Tuesday 25 February at the Lazaat Hotel, Woodhill Way, Cottingham, between 10am and 7pm.


At both events, staff from the council’s civil engineering services team will be there to answer any questions and give a better understanding of the scheme.

People attending will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about the project.

The proposals can also be viewed and a questionnaire completed at the council’s website at: www.eastriding.gov.uk/jockslodge

Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for strategic management at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The A164 and the A1079 are two of the busiest roads in the East Riding and where they meet, at the Jock’s Lodge Junction, this has always created a pinch point for traffic.

“Despite work being carried out over the years to improve the safety of the junction, this has never really eased the congestion, and the only solution for us now is a major road improvement scheme.

“This project has been a huge challenge for our civil engineers but we believe we have come up with the best possible solution to reduce congestion and keep traffic disruption to a minimum during the construction.

“So we hope residents, motorists and business people will go along to the exhibitions or view the plans on our website and then give us their feedback.”

The results of the public feedback will form part of a planning application which is due to be submitted to the council in April this year.

If planning permission is granted, the council will submit a Full Business Case to the Department for Transport, and if this is approved the scheme could receive construction funding in 2022.

The A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme received feasibility funding from the Department for Transport's Large Local Major Schemes fund following the submission of an Outline Business Case in December 2017.

Original plans
Initial plans for the A164 and Jock’s Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme were revealed in November 2017 with a number of alternative schemes put forward.

Feedback from the public identified a preferred scheme to create a dual carriageway along the A164 and a two-bridge roundabout to replace the junction.

However, during extensive design and development it was found the plan would have too large an impact on the existing infrastructure and would cause considerable disruption on the existing roads during construction.

So work then began on a new revised plan, which is the proposal now being put forward.

The A164, A1079 and the Jock’s Lodge Junction

The A164 is a major route serving the south of the East Riding, between Beverley and the Humber Bridge.

It is the most heavily trafficked road in the East Riding, carrying more than 30,000 vehicles per day along certain sections.

The A1079 is the primary route between the cities of Hull and York, as well as connecting Beverley, Pocklington and Market Weighton.

On the approach to Jocks Lodge, the A1079 currently carries around 20,000 vehicles a day.


 

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Residents urged to cut back hedges and trees to avoid causing obstructions


East Riding residents are being reminded to trim their own private hedges and trees which overhang paths and roads to prevent them from causing an obstruction.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s streetscene enforcement team said overgrown vegetation can become a nuisance or even a danger to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers if it overhangs, obstructs or blocks visibility on the public highway.

This is a particular problem for individuals with prams and pushchairs and people in wheelchairs, who need a clear pathway of adequate width to pass.

Visibility for traffic around junctions is also especially important, so any vegetation which obscures traffic signs or blocks street lights needs to be maintained by regular trimming back.

Last year the council dealt with 280 reports of overgrown vegetation.

It is hoped that a reminder to residents will reduce this number, prevent accidents and help keep the East Riding looking tidy.

The streetscene enforcement team will first approach residents with a polite request to trim overhanging vegetation but, if no action is taken, it can serve a 14-day notice requiring the work to be carried out.

If all warnings are ignored, the council will do the work itself and recover all expenses from the resident.

The council is not able to offer this as a service to residents. The cheapest solution is for residents to cut back the greenery themselves, ask someone they know to do it or employ a gardener.

The council’s grounds and forestry teams trim vegetation on council and public land.

Councillor John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services, said: “It’s important that paths and roads are kept clear for everyone to use without any obstructions.

“Overgrown hedges and branches can force pedestrians out into the road and can even cause injuries to people.

“So home-owners, tenants and land-owners need to be aware that the responsibility lies with them and we are encouraging them to take appropriate action if they own overgrown foliage.”

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Dog owners warned over bogus microchipping websites



Dog owners updating their pet’s microchip details online are being warned to check the website they are using is genuine after a number of bogus sites have been discovered.

The bogus sites came to the attention of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s dog warden team after they issued a notice to a dog owner informing them they were breaking the law as the details on the microchip were not up to date.

The owner informed the dog wardens they had paid around £15 to update the details via a website found online via a search engine.

Enquiries were made which showed the owner had made a £15 payment to a website claiming to update microchip details but the changes had not been made.

The information was passed to the council’s trading standards team who, after further investigation, discovered there are a number of websites in operation claiming to update microchip details, taking a fee and then failing to make the necessary changes.

The law states that all dogs must be microchipped and the information kept up to date otherwise the owner could face prosecution and all dogs must be registered on one of the Government-approved databases:

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “All dog owners have a responsibility to keep the details on their dog’s microchip up to date.

“In this case, the owner thought they had done the right thing by updating the details online but had fallen victim to a bogus website.

“So not only did they lose the £15 fee and were almost prosecuted but they are also leaving themselves vulnerable to identity fraud as they would have put all their personal details onto this website which could compromise their own security.

 “There are a number of bogus websites in operation so I would urge all dog owners to be vigilant and to make sure any sites they are using are approved by the Government.”

For more information go www.eastriding.gov.uk or www.gov.uk/get-your-dog-microchipped


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Don't give thieves an easy ride!

POLICE are urging motorists to remove all valuables from their vehicles and to think about the security of their vehicles when preparing to leave them unattended.

The warning has been sparked following a number of incidents reported in the West Hull villages over the last month.

Valuable items such as satellite navigation systems (sat navs) and handbags are popular among thieves as a vehicle can be broken into in a matter of seconds and such items snatched before the broken glass has settled.

It is vital that valuables are removed, or kept well out of sight of prying eyes and cars are left secure.

Inspector Andy Woodhead said: "We are urging motorists to make sure they remove all valuable items and any clues, such as sat nav brackets and holders from their vehicles when leaving them unattended - the slightest temptation can be enough for a thief to break into your car or van.

"We are asking motorists to work with us to ensure that we don’t give thieves an easy ride.”

Police are offering the following crime prevention advice to motorists:

* Always keep your car doors, windows and sunroof locked when you leave the vehicle, even if you only leave it for a few minutes

* Never leave property of any kind on view. Items particularly attractive to car thieves are: SatNav’s, mobile phones, laptop computers, bank cards and cash

* If you have a SatNav, remember to remove suction pads, and wipe away any tell-tale marks as thieves will look out for these

* Don't leave anything in your car, particularly when it is parked overnight. Even an old coat on the back seat is a temptation for someone to ‘smash and grab’

* During the day hide items you cannot take with you in the boot

* Don’t park vehicles were they are hidden from view; where possible park in a car park with an attendant or CCTV, garage or in a well-lit open place

Anyone who may have information about the vehicle crimes are asked to contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111

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