Construction due to begin on £6.5m Phase Three of the Brough Relief Road
Construction work is expected to begin on Monday, 23 November on the third and final phase of the Brough Relief Road, after £6.5m of funding was secured by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The third phase will involve the building of a new link road across the old Brough Aerodrome site to join Skillings Lane with Moor Road - creating a new route for traffic to help ease congestion in Brough town centre.
The scheme also has the potential to create significant economic growth for Brough by potentially unlocking 85 hectares of employment land and 17,200 square metres of commercial space - and possibly creating up to 600 new jobs - as well as new land for 550 houses and new space for the local community.
When complete the road will provide an essential link between the new Brough South Development and the western side of Brough, and provide a brand new access for the Humber Enterprise Park (HEP) Enterprise Zone site.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council successfully bid for £3.2m towards the project from the Government's Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government's commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.
The landowner and project partner, Horncastle Group, is also providing a £1.6million contribution to the scheme - with East Riding of Yorkshire Council funding the remainder.
Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "I'm extremely pleased we've been able to attract funding for this vital scheme which will bring so many social and economic benefits to the town of Brough.
"When it's completed, this new infrastructure will help take some of the larger HGV traffic away from the town centre, and also open up a huge area of land for major investment.
"Brough South led by the Horncastle Group and the Humber Enterprise Park led by Citivale are two employment related projects that have the potential to transform the growing town of Brough and make a significant contribution to the local and regional economy - but they are both constrained by access.
"Due to this, the council has taken the lead and forward-funded the design, planning and feasibility work for this final phase of the Brough Relief Road in order to accelerate the scheme and help to link these two important projects for the benefit of the town."
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: "We are very pleased to see work start on the third and final phase of the Brough Relief Road, which is funded partly through the Local Growth Fund. Once complete, the road will unlock key development sites in the town, with the potential to create significant economic growth in the area and provide hundreds of jobs."
Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government Simon Clarke MP, said: "We want to drive growth across the Northern Powerhouse by supporting projects that have the potential to transform towns and support the regional economy.
"I am delighted that construction is getting underway on the third and final phase of the development of the Brough Relief Road. This will help to ease congestion in the town centre and will be a major boost to growth in the local area, potentially unlocking up to 600 new jobs and up to 550 new homes."
Work on the Brough Relief Road Phase Three is expected to take around ten months to complete and will include:
Â· The construction of a 800m (0.5 mile) single-carriageway road linking Skillings Lane and Saltgrounds Road with Moor Road.
Â· The creation of a new priority junction at Skillings Lane and Saltgrounds Road.
Â· A dedicated cycleway and footpath next to the road.
The work will be carried out by contractor C R Reynolds on behalf of the council.
Yorkshire Water has already been on site to complete their diversion works ahead of the main scheme starting.