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York Outer Ring Road – Consultation feedback to be evaluated

Published Thursday, 19 November 2020

City of York Council would like to thank residents, businesses and visitors who submitted their views about the proposed dualling upgrade of the York Outer Ring Road.

The consultation looked at (Phase 1) from the A19 Shipton Road to the A1036 Little Hopgrove roundabouts.

Over 3,000 comments were submitted during the five week consultation. The council will now review these and assess what changes might be needed to the scheme before taking a report to a meeting of the council’s Executive early in 2021.

The report will include the layout which, if approved, will be submitted as part of the planning application for the scheme.

Alongside this, ground investigation works are set to take place both before and after Christmas along this stretch of the Ring Road. The works include creating several small boreholes to assess the local geology and will assist with the detailed design of the infrastructure.

Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Transport, Cllr Andy D’Agorne, said:

I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their comments and views about the proposed upgrade of the outer ring road. We also have a great opportunity to bolster our active travel network in two phases, by both moving more vehicle journeys out of the city centre and also by vastly improving sustainable transport facilities along the ring road.

“We are yet another step closer to delivering this boost for our city’s infrastructure and of course, the wider economy.  Local residents and groups will have the opportunity to comment on the updated proposals when the report is taken to the Executive, and then later through the planning process.”

For more information about the York Outer Ring Road upgrade visit