The plans for the major upgrade to York’s outer ring road have been submitted.
They cover the road from the A19 Shipton Road to the A1036 Little Hopgrove and would see improvements to six sections.
Stretches of single-carriageway would be widened to dual carriageway in both directions to reduce congestion.
It also will upgrade these roundabouts:
- Clifton Moor
- Wigginton Road
- Haxby Road
- Strensall Road
- Monks Cross.
Under the plans, these five roundabouts will be enlarged to a similar size and standard as the A1237/B1224 Wetherby Road roundabout, completed in 2019.
Improvements would also see over 3.7 miles added to York’s walking and cycling network.
Subject to planning consent, construction work is anticipated to commence in mid-2023 for two years, with completion in 2025.
City of York Council leader Keith Aspden said: “The upgrades to the ring road will cut congestion, improve local air quality and offer more active travel opportunities.
“Dualling the outer ring road has been a long-held ambition, so I look forward to the project progressing to harness the significant economic and environmental benefits these improvements will bring to the city.”
The full project, which is valued at over £65 million, is funded by City of York Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Department for Transport.
The plans have been developed by designers at Pell Frischmann. You can see the full planning application here.