Yorkshire and the Humber

A6182 Great Yorkshire Way 8 June 2017

Formerly known as the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme, this scheme will provide a new road from M18 at junction 3 to Robin Hood Airport, also serving the new iPort railfreight terminal at Rossington. Most of the road will be single two-lane but the westernmost part connecting to the M18 is dual two-lane standard.

Phase 1, connecting the M18 and the A638, was opened in 2016. Construction of Phase 2, from the A638 to the airport, will start in 2017 and is due to take one year.

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Wakefield Eastern Relief Road 16 May 2017

A new single two-lane road around the east side of Wakefield, skirting the periphery of the urban area to open up land for new development. The new road is expected to remove some traffic from Wakefield city centre and to enable eastward expansion of the city into land where 2,500 new houses are planned.

A1(M) Leeming - Barton 2 May 2017

Upgrade of the existing dual carriageway A1 between Leeming Bar and Barton to a dual three-lane motorway. This scheme will remove the last remaining all-purpose section of A1 between West Yorkshire and Gateshead, and will finally connect the north-east conurbation of Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland to the national motorway network.

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A63 Castle Street Improvement 10 February 2017

Provision of a new grade separated junction on the A63 in Hull, with the aim not just of improving traffic flow, but also improving access to the port of Hull, and reconnecting Hull city centre with the river by reducing the barrier effect of the current A63.

This will be achieved by lowering the level of Castle Street by 7 metres into a cutting, as part of the grade separation of the Mytongate junction. Ferensway and Commercial Street would be raised by a metre to pass over the junction.

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M1 J32-35A Smart Motorway 13 January 2017

Upgrade of the M1 between junctions 32 (Thurcroft) and 35A (Hood Hill) to provide Smart Motorway technology. The upgraded road will have equipment to allow the use of variable speed limits and emergency refuge areas.

The hard shoulder will be converted to a permanent running lane for the full length of the scheme, meaning that this section of motorway will then have four running lanes and occasional emergency lay-bys but no hard shoulder. The Tinsley Viaduct will carry three traffic lanes plus hard shoulders.

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A684 Bedale Bypass 16 August 2016

Construction of a new single two-lane road bypassing Bedale, Leeming Bar and Aiskew, and linking to the new A1(M) upgrade.

For a number of years the scheme was held up for financial reasons, and the initial plan to open the road at the same time as the adjoining new motorway did not come to pass. It is instead being built at the same time as the next phase of the A1(M) works.

As well as relieving Bedale town centre, the bypass will improve access to the motorway from Northallerton and the Dales.

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