A new two level junction is proposed to replace the current junctions. A new local link road over the A1 will mean that road users will not have to use the busy trunk road to access the village.
The existing 50mph speed limit will be removed, returning the A1 to National Speed Limit, from west of Elkesley to the eastern end of the village. Part of the current 50mph limit will be retained until the junction at Gamston, east of Elkesley, is improved in a later scheme.
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Draft Orders for the improvement were published this week.
The closing date for objections to the legal orders has been set at 22 January 2010.
The public enquiry will take place in spring or summer 2011, with construction expected to start in 2012.
The local press report that this has been given the green light for the Public Inquiry stage.
The Government has approved the preparation of Draft Orders, according to a DfT statement issued today, as part of the National Infrastructure Plan. No funding for construction has yet been allocated.
Bridge piers are now under construction on the verges and central reservation of the A1.
The bridge was by the side of the carriageway on Friday 5th December 2014 and was in position over the A1 by Monday 8th December.
The bridge is now largely in place. Surfacing works are being carried out on the A1 carriageways underneath it.
Following four weekend closures the A1 is now tied in on its new alignment. The new bridge is open to traffic onto the A1.
The temporary 40mph speed limit has now been lifted and the road has reverted to 50mph. New streetlighting and signage is in place. The southbound exit sliproad has yet to open to traffic.
The new Junction is fully operational. The 50mph speed limit remains in place, as off line landscaping works continue.
The project is finished and fully open to traffic, though a 50mph speed limit has remained in place for a number of months.
With thanks to Andrew, Stephen Field, Geoff Dobson, Iain Dobson, John Holland and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.