York Region MPs Urge People to Participate in A64 Upgrade Consultation
YORK Area MPs are calling on the public to have their say on improving a section of the A64 to the northeast of the city.
The move follows the National Highways which last week launched a public consultation on the section from Hopgrove Junction to Barton-le-Willows.
York Outer MP Julian Sturdy said he campaigned with Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake and Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill for the A64 to be upgraded.
Last week, Mr Sturdy wrote to residents of Stockton-on-the-Forest, Hopgrove, Towthorpe, Earswick and North Huntington to encourage them to take part in the consultation.
The MP said: “After much campaigning, the National Highways have also recognized the potential for the upgrade and have included the A64 in their pipeline projects, which are projects they will select to start construction from. of 2025 and beyond.”
The National Motorways have a selection of route options on offer to overtake the A64 and people have until September 5 to tell the government agency which, if any, they prefer.
Mr Hollinrake said: “It’s time to give your opinion on the A64 improvements. As voters know, the splitting of the A64 is one of my long-standing campaigns. Since my election I have worked alongside the A64 Growth Partnership, other stakeholders and National Highways to provide the infrastructure we need for the A64.
The central government has allocated £347m to develop this and other schemes for the 2025-30 road investment period. Not all projects in the pipeline will be built, says Highways England, and the government has not committed to developing the project further.
A consultation brochure is available online at https://a64hopgrove.consultation.ai/#consultation-brochure.
Copies are also available at York Explore Library, Huntington Library, Malton Library and Scarborough Library.
There is also a virtual exhibit at https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a64-hopgrove/ anytime until the end of the consultation.
A public viewing with the project team will take place at the New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, York on Friday August 12, 2-8pm.
A second exhibition will take place at The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LX, on Tuesday August 23, 2-8pm.
Additionally, two online webinars will take place on Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, September 1, both from 6-7:30 p.m. To participate, email [email protected] or call the project team on 0300 470 2164 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
A publicity van giving details of the options will visit Scarborough from Thursday August 4th to Saturday August 6th and will be hosted by members of the project team on Friday August 5th who can answer any questions people may have. It will be parked outside Holland & Barrett, Brunswick Pavilion, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 2PA. The van will also be parked at Monks Cross Shopping Park in York on August 17 and in York city center the following day, but will not be staffed.