Key York road to benefit from £5m funding

One of the busiest roads in York is set to benefit from a £5 million government funded road improvement scheme. 

City of York Council was successfully awarded funding from the Department of Transport’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund. 

The funding will enable the council to improve large sections of drainage along Tadcaster Road, which will reduce localised surface water flooding. The work includes the delivery of additional pedestrian crossings and will ensure the road is maintenance free for the next 10 years. 

The authority has been proactively working with all the major utility companies, water, gas, electric, phones, to coordinate their future work. During this process it became apparent that Northern Gas Networks (NGN), were due to carry out major work in 2023. Working in partnership, they have brought this work forward ensuring minimum disruption for residents and commuters. The council works are scheduled to start in January 2021. 

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Executive Member for Transport, at City of York Council, said:It’s excellent news that our bid for £5m to upgrade Tadcaster Road to reduce localised flooding has been reviewed by Government and is now approved.  This will deliver much needed improvements to one of York’s busiest routes. 

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