Consultation on improvements to A19/A64 junction
City of York Council is undertaking a targeted consultation on a scheme to improve one of York’s busiest road interchanges.
The consultation on proposed changes to the A19/A64 junction forms the first phase in the A19 Pinch Point Scheme, for which York received approximately £2million funding from the Department for Transport to help support growth and tackle congestion.
The council is now consulting users of the junction on proposed changes which include the addition of an extra inbound lane on the A19 on approach to the Designer Outlet / A64 roundabout.
Plans also include a new additional inbound bus lane between the two roundabouts which would link into the existing bus lane on the A19 north of this junction. These works would increase the capacity of the junction and save time on journeys through this major interchange.
Cllr David Levene, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “These proposals are the first phase in an important scheme to tackle the issues we regularly see on this important arterial road, in addition to ‘future proofing’ it. Future phases will include some works further north on the A19 towards Fulford and will hopefully include a raising of the A19 road level to help prevent the flooding we have seen in re cent years in this area.”
The council bid for and successfully secured a share of the government's £170m Pinch Point funding in 2013 to protect the A19 from any future closure. York received approximately £2m from the Department for Transport towards the cost of the £4.7m project.
The remaining funding will be provided from the private sector and existing council transport budgets. Businesses and those users directly affected by the works (no residents live within close proximity to the first phase of works) are asked to submit comments by Friday 12th December 2014.
All feedback will be carefully considered and taken to a Cabinet Member for Transport decision session on how to proceed. It is anticipated that, subject to approval, construction will commence in the spring of 2015.
Future phases will be consulted upon in early 2015, to be constructed later in the year. Plans for Phase 1 are available to view on the City of York Council website and at a Fulford Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 2nd December.