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New package of road improvements in the Goole area begins on Sunday (22 July)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that the second phase of improvement works on roads in the Goole area will begin on Sunday, 22 July.

This new £1million scheme follows on from the first phase of works on the A161 south of Goole. The new works will be carried out by CEMEX UK on behalf of the council and are being funded by the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund following the submission of a successful bid by the council.

The new works will begin on Bridge Street, Goole, on Sunday, 22 July and will extend from the swing bridge to the disused railway crossing. This work will last for four consecutive Sundays during the day and traffic will be controlled by traffic signals in a convoy system.

From Monday, 23 July, the safety fence along Normandy Way will be replaced, and traffic will be controlled by 24 hour two-way traffic signals.

Road resurfacing will also continue on a section south of Old Goole on Monday, 30 July, for approximately five days. Traffic will be controlled by two-way traffic signals and convoy working from 9am until approximately 5pm each day. Work on this section could not be completed in the earlier phase because of Yorkshire Water sewer works at the time.

This will be followed by road surfacing of the access road off Seavy Road which will be closed overnight from 7pm until 6am from 6 August until 10 August. Emergency access will be permitted.

In order to complete the resurfacing of Normandy Way and Tom Pudding Way, there will then be overnight traffic management and road closures from 13 August until 7 September.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “I am delighted that this second phase of the A161 works is now to progress on site. It will result in major benefits for road users in the Goole area.”

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson added : “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 continue this very important project.”

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