Final phases of £4m Scarborough junction improvements to begin

A £4m project to ease congestion and to improve safety at four key junctions in Scarborough is nearing completion as work is set to begin on the final junction on Monday (October 4).

The Scalby Road, Stepney Road and Falsgrave Road junction will be widened and the existing mini-roundabout replaced with traffic signals. Scalby Road and Stepney Road will have new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said: “The modifications at these four junctions are designed to accommodate increased traffic flows which are predicted as Scarborough continues to grow.

“In their original layout, each junction was expected to reach capacity by the end of the Local Plan in 2032. These improvements demonstrate our commitment to delivering a sustainable and better connected road network for residents, visitors and commuters alike.”

Essential utility works will be carried out before the second phase can begin, with the scheme due to be completed by Spring 2022.

Improvements have already taken place at the two adjacent junctions of Scalby Road/Woodlands Drive and Scalby Road/Stepney Drive, as well as the junction near Scarborough Hospital.

County Councillor Liz Colling, who represents the Falsgrave and Stepney division, said: “The wider scheme has already brought major improvements at the three completed junctions so I’m looking forward to seeing this one take shape.”

Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire Council are working in partnership on the scheme, contributing £150,000 each, with the bulk of the funding coming from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, plus developer contributions.

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