Civil Engineering

GRAHAM Awarded East Riding’s Jock's Lodge Improvement Scheme

GRAHAM Awarded East Riding’s Jock's Lodge Improvement Scheme image
At the Jock's Lodge junction site, the A1079 in the background. From left, Andrew Humphrey (ERYC principal engineer and project manager for the scheme), Councillor Gary McMaster shaking the hand of Alastair Lewis (GRAHAM contracts director), Richard Lewis (ERYC civil engineering service manager).

GRAHAM is pleased to announce its appointment for the implementation of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s improvement scheme, focusing on the transformation of a highly congested road junction.

Construction is set to commence in spring 2024 and when complete, in late 2026 traffic travelling on one of the area’s busiest routes will be freed up - benefiting the whole of the East Riding and helping to grow the local economy.

The project will involve the replacement of the Jock's Lodge junction situated on the outskirts of Beverley, connecting the A164 Hull to Beverley and the A1079 Hull to York roads.

A new roundabout will be created on the A1079 to connect it with Beverley and part of the A164 will be widened into a dual carriageway.

Alastair Lewis, GRAHAM Contracts Director said: “We’re delighted to be appointed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to deliver the A164 Jock's Lodge junction transformation scheme.
“The upgrade of the A164 and new junction arrangements with the A1079 dual carriageway, will alleviate congestion and enhance safety for non-motorists via dedicated pedestrian and cycling routes.
“Our track record of successfully delivering transformational civil engineering projects stands as testament to our commitment for the highest standards of work, professionalism, and technical expertise.
“We are proud to be East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s partner to deliver economic growth to the region.
“Over the next few months, the project team will be working hard to ensure the site is ready for the main build phase – we’re looking forward to playing our part in this pivotal project and leaving a lasting legacy”.
Councillor Gary McMaster, the council’s cabinet member for housing and infrastructure, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome GRAHAM on board for this long-awaited scheme which is one of the council’s largest construction projects.
“The council has been working on this scheme for a number of years but now, with the funding in place and the appointment of the contractor, it means we can now move forward and make these improvements happen.
“When it’s finished, this will free traffic up on one of the busiest roads in the East Riding and, in turn, give a welcome boost to the local economy.”