This busy Beverley route faces a month of disruption for a £27m project
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Feb 2018
Motorists are being warned to expect disruption on a busy Beverley route from next week.
Roadworks lasting four weeks will get under way for a £27m project to upgrade Beverley’s sewage treatment works.
From Monday, traffic lights at the junction of the A1174 and B1230 will be replaced with three-way temporary lights for a month.
The roadworks will see Yorkshire Water complete a temporary access route off Hull Road for the sewage plant scheme.
Temporary traffic lights will be in action at the Beverley junction of Hull Road A1174 and B1230 for roadworks (Image: Peter Harbour)
Yorkshire Water spokesman John Bond said: “We’re aware that this is a busy road, which is why we’ll be working every day and during the school half term week.
“We’d like to apologise to motorists and cyclists for any additional time to journeys and hope they bear with us whilst we complete this important safety project which will benefit local residents.”
The temporary access is needed for construction vehicles, to minimise disruption to residents when the £27m upgrade starts early this summer.
Beverley's sewage plant is set for a £27m upgrade
Contractor Morgan Sindall SWECO has been working since November on a temporary route from the Beverley sewage works site towards Hull Road.
It is now ready to create the final new access junction off Hull Road.
To ensure the work is completed as quickly as possible within the four-week timeframe, seven day working will take place, with lights manned at peak times to reduce disruption.
In addition, the slip road onto the A1174 from the B1230 will be closed with traffic diverted to the next roundabout.
Yorkshire Water is modernising the plant after years of complaints from residents about nasty niffs.
Cllr David Elvidge welcomes the sewage plant upgrade (Image: Jerome Ellerby)
East Riding ward Councillor David Elvidge says: “Beverley desperately needs the promised £27m upgrade to its sewage treatment works, this is long overdue, residents have suffered for a number of years with the current outdated site making their lives miserable.
“However I would urge residents to above all welcome the work Yorkshire Water are doing and to accept that there will be issues around the site whilst construction is taking place.
“As with all construction sites East Riding Council will monitor the traffic flow and ensure everything is done to minimise disruption, I am sure the outcome will be worth the short term disruption.”
The £27m upgrade will involve replacing much of the old equipment and installing new processes at the plant.
Next month, Yorkshire Water will host a public exhibition in the town for residents to find out more and meet the project team.