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A1079 Road Improvements ‘Still on the Cards’ – MP

East Yorkshire MP, Sir Greg Knight, has dismissed ‘rumours’ that the A1079 will not receive any further monies for improvements in the foreseeable future ‘because no announcement was made by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement’ which was made at the beginning of December.

Sir Greg said ‘the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced numerous road improvement schemes in his Autumn Statement, but these were all part of the strategic road network – that is, roads under the direct control of the Highways Agency.

Sir Greg added: “Hoped for improvements for the A1079, including dualling west of Pocklington, together with other safety improvements are likely to be made as part of the Government’s local growth fund strategy and a decision on whether or not to support the new A1079 bid is not expected until February 2015”.

“Therefore, claims that East Yorkshire has lost out on A1079 road improvement money are wrong and at best premature”, Sir Greg said.

The Pocklington and Market Weighton representative said he had already made clear his strong support for the measures to those processing the bid and he has also spoken to Transport Ministers about the matter, impressing upon them the need to see that the A1079 – which is the main arterial road between Hull and York, continues to receive upgrades and improvements to prevent economic growth for the area being hampered.