We've allocated up to £38m for improvements to the A1237 York Outer Ring Road (YORR) in order to reduce congestion, using funds from the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund*.
The first milestone in this project, to upgrade the Wetherby Road junction, has been completed.
The Wetherby Road junction was the first of the 7 YORR roundabouts to be upgraded because:
- it's a straight forward design
- the location has lesser impact than other roundabouts
- it will be easier to get to the construction stage
Map of York's ring road showing the Wetherby Road junction
Improvements we've made at the Wetherby Road junction
Road users can now take advantage of increased capacity at the roundabout, allowing traffic to flow through the area quicker.
The upgrade has provided additional lanes on the ring road entry and exit, making 3 on the approach and 2 when exiting the roundabout.
The decision on the final road layout was made at a public Executive Member for Transport and Planning Decision Session meeting, in March 2018. The decision was made following a period of consultation.
*This is part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.