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Major road improvements about to start on A614 around Holme on Spalding Moor

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that a £600,000 scheme of major road improvements is about to begin on the A614 between Welham Bridge and the mini roundabout in Holme on Spalding Moor.

The work will be carried out by Britcon Limited on behalf of the council, and is funded by a contribution from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. This funding has been secured following the submission of a successful bid by the council.

The first phase will begin on Monday, 15 January, and will consist of four weeks of overnight resurfacing repairs from Welham Bridge to around Rose Tree Farm, with a break of a week over February half term holidays. It is also intended to carry out surface dressing of this section of the road in Summer, 2018.

Work to replace kerbing and drainage, and also resurfacing, is programmed to begin on Monday, 19 February, starting at the mini roundabout and working southwards. This phase will include installing additional drainage gullies and channels, and the road will be resurfaced with a quieter, high grip surface. The drainage work will be carried out between 07.00 and 19.00 and will be controlled by traffic signals. The road surfacing works in this phase will be carried out using a convoy traffic system.

Signs will be erected two weeks in advance of the work on these village sections to give advance notice of the expected delays. Extensive signage will also be in place on the M62 during the works to advise drivers to seek alternative routes away from the A614.

There will be weekend road closures between Beacon View and 73 Moor End during April and May – further details will be provided nearer the time.

The improvement works are scheduled to be fully completed by July 2018, weather permitting.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “I am delighted that this is another significant scheme delivered through our enhanced ‘A’ road maintenance programme, funded  following a successful bid to the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund. There is no doubt that the completion of this scheme will result in major benefits for road users on this busy route.”

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to motorists during these works, but they have been scheduled in phases to minimise the disruption. We hope that road users will bear with us whilst we complete this very important project.”

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