East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that construction has started on a new roundabout on the A165 Scarborough Road in Bridlington, halfway between two major junctions.
The work will also include improving the existing footway to create a combined cycle/footway between Scarborough Roundabout and the new roundabout.
The £2million scheme includes a £1.2million contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund secured by York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, following a successful bid by the council.
The roundabout will form the first phase of a new route that will eventually link the A165 and Bempton Lane. It will also provide access to planned housing development, which was agreed in 2012 as part of the council’s Masterplan for the north of Bridlington.
Work on the new roundabout is expected to last for around nine months. The council’s contractor will be Galliford Try.
Councillor Chris Matthews, Portfolio Holder for Srategic Property, Infrastructure and Climate Change, said: “I am very pleased that the council has once again made a successful bid to the Local Growth Fund to secure funding for this new roundabout, which will unlock access to much needed housing development in Bridlington.”
David Dickson, Chair of the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Infrastructure and Joint Assets Board, said: “This scheme provides vital infrastructure for future housing, paving the way for economic growth in the town. The LEP believes this presents a good fit for Local Growth Fund money and we’re pleased to see work getting underway.”