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Proposed York Outer Ring Road Improvements


I am writing to let you know that we are proposing to carry out major improvements to the Clifton Moor and Wiggington Road roundabouts in the near future, with construction currently planned to start in late Summer this year, although some site clearance works could start earlier than this.  These works are part of the York Outer Ring Road Improvement Programme.

It is expected that construction work at these junctions will be completed by late 2020.  The work will involve widening the Ring Road approaches to the roundabouts to 3 lanes and the exits to 2 lanes which will provide an increase in the junction capacity as per recent similar upgrading of the A19, A59 and Wetherby Road roundabouts on the Ring Road.  We are also currently waiting for confirmation of funding to dual the Outer Ring Road between the A19 and Little Hopgrove (Malton Road).  In the meantime all the junction upgrades will be future proofed as far as possible, should funding for dualling be approved.  The Clifton Moor roundabout will also include adding a 4th arm to the junction extending northwards to the identified site for housing allocation in the draft local plan.  A new underpass, for use by pedestrians and cyclists, is proposed to link the new development to the existing retail centre and beyond.

The work is being done to increase the capacity of the junctions, thereby reducing delays and congestion and improving journey times.  It is our intention to continue upgrading the remaining roundabouts on the northern Outer Ring Road over the next 3 years, with the next roundabout set for upgrade, Monks Cross, starting on site imminently.

We will be sending a leaflet to affected residents and businesses in the next few days outlining to them what we are doing on the Outer Ring Road and obviously we will send you a copy also.

The Council is keen to hear people’s views on these proposals with formal engagement taking place from the 22nd February to the 22nd March 2019 with officers attending consultation events at Tesco Clifton Moor on the following dates :
•       Fri 22nd Feb 3-7pm
•       Sat 2nd March 10-4pm
•       Fri 8th March 3-7pm
•       Sun 17th March 10-4pm
•        Fri 22nd  March 3-7pm
A display will also be in the reception of West Offices (during normal working hours 8am – 5pm, Mon to Fri)

If you wish to raise an issue or have any concerns over the proposed improvements at Clifton Moor and Wiggington Road please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our consultation events.

Yours sincerely,

Melanie Farnham

Melanie Farnham | Senior Project Manager - Major Transport Projects
t: 01904 553673 | m: 07879 808313 | e: melanie.farnham@york.gov.uk