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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A1173 Immingham Bypass 16 July 2016

New bypass to allow HGV traffic to access the Port of Immingham while avoiding village. A new single-carriageway link will be built from the existing A180-A1173 junction to the B1210 Stallingborough Road, and existing roads used to form a route avoiding the village.

The Port is due to be expanded by Able UK with landfill into the Humber in order to provide a North Sea wind turbine manufacture and service site.

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M1 J28-31 Smart Motorway 28 March 2016

Upgrade of the M1 between junctions 28 (Pinxton) and 31 (Aston) to Smart Motorway. This will involve installation of electronic equipment to enable the use of variable speed limits and the installation of emergency refuge areas. It will also see the hard shoulder converted into a fourth permanent running lane. The completed motorway will not have a hard shoulder.

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M1 J39-42 Smart Motorway 1 February 2016

Upgrade of the M1 between junctions 39 (Durkar) and 42 (Lofthouse) to Smart Motorway. Equipment will be installed to provide variable speed limits and emergency refuge areas along the full length of the road, and hard shoulder running will be possible to provide extra capacity at times of congestion.

This scheme replaces an earlier proposal to widen this section of M1 to full dual four-lane standard, which was withdrawn in favour of a series of Smart Motorway projects from Chesterfield to Leeds.

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M1 Widening J29-42 (Chesterfield-Leeds) 29 December 2015

This scheme proposed on-line widening of the M1 between Chesterfield and the M62 (junctions 29 to 42) to dual-four lane standard. From Chesterfield to the M18 and between Wakefield and the M62 the route would be fully upgraded to dual-four lane with full hard shoulders. The remainder of the route (including the whole section through Sheffield) would be widened to dual four-lane without hard shoulders, but with a wide hard-strip and emergency refuges every kilometre. Advanced signal gantries would also be installed.

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A160 Port of Immingham Improvement 11 July 2015

Upgrade of the existing A160 in anticipation of predicted rapid growth in traffic using the Port of Immingham in the next 10 to 15 years.

The single-carriageway sections of the road between the port entrance and the junction with the A180 will be upgraded to dual two-lane standard.

The work also includes the following:

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A6182 Doncaster White Rose Way 8 October 2014

A scheme to upgrade the A6182 White Rose Way in Doncaster, providing a continuous dual two-lane road from the M18 to the existing dualled sections further in to the town. Two existing roundabouts will be replaced with signalised junctions.

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M62 installation of ATM J25-30 7 October 2014

Installation of Active Traffic Management (ATM) on this length of the M62 motorway, with J25-26 enabled to use hard shoulder running permanently and others dynamically during busy times only.

The scheme replaces a previous proposal to fully widen the M62 to dual four-lanes, which has now been scrapped.

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A1(M) Dishforth - Leeming 28 April 2012

Upgrade of the existing two-lane all purpose dual carriageway A1 to three-lane motorway standard, from Dishforth (the northern terminus of the North Yorkshire motorway) to Leeming Bar, approximately half-way to the next motorway section at Barton.

The original intention, to upgrade the whole section from Dishforth to Barton in one scheme, was replaced with two separate schemes to be completed one after the other. The Leeming to Barton scheme was then dropped due to government spending cuts.

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