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Eboracum Way open for traffic

Monday 12th June 2017

Walking, Cycling, Driving, Going to Work, Businesses

The final section of Eboracum Way, a new road connecting Layerthorpe and Heworth Green has been completed, allowing easier access to businesses in the area and an alternative route to Foss Bank and Foss Islands Road for residents and visitors .

The road, which includes a provision for cycle lanes on both sides, opened for public use on 9 June. This part of the road has been delivered through the regeneration of part of the former gas works site, undertaken by Tiger Developments. The road will be available to all traffic, with signal controlled junctions at Layerthorpe and Heworth Green.

The first phase of the James Street link road was delivered by the council, in parallel with the Foss Islands Retail Park in 2006, with the initial section of Eboracum Way and connection to Heworth Green being completed in 2009.

Cllr Ian Gillies, executive member for planning and transport, said “I’m really pleased that the final section of new road has been completed in conjunction with the development of a new 120 bed hotel. As well as providing direct access to businesses on Eboracum Way, it will provide an alternative route for traffic in the area.”