City of York Council is reminding residents, businesses and visitors to share their views on the proposed dualling of the York Outer Ring Road from A19 Shipton Road to the A1036 Little Hopgrove.

This follows the announcement last year that following lobbying the Department for Transport had approved York’s £25m scheme to dual the section of Outer Ring Road from the A19 Shipton Road to the A1036 Little Hopgrove progressing to final business case stage.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has also approved £38m to upgrade seven roundabouts along the ring road. Wetherby Road roundabout was the first to be upgraded and was completed in 2019.

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

We’ve already had a great response with residents, businesses and visitors sharing their thoughts on the upgrade scheme for the York Outer Ring Road. This feedback is important as it helps shape this great opportunity to integrate sustainable travel infrastructure into a significant part of the city’s road network.

“It will also help reduce the number of journeys through the city, allowing us to create a better environment for people to walk and cycle, whilst helping to improve air quality. I would encourage people who haven’t yet shared their views to get involved before Monday 16 November.”

Leader of City of York Council, Cllr Keith Aspden, said:

Alongside our local transport strategy, residents and businesses have long called for the York Outer Ring Road to be upgraded to cope with demand increases since the road was originally built.

I would encourage residents, businesses, visitors and partners locally and across the region to share their views so we can ensure the York Outer Ring Road is ready for generations to come.”

The council have written to over 17,000 residents and businesses close to the York Outer Ring Road. People can also share the views online at www.york.gov.uk/yorr. The consultation closes on Monday 16 November 2020.