A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley road upgrade completed

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A £10m project to tackle one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in East Yorkshire has been completed.

The upgrade of the A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley road began in May 2012 to reduce congestion for up to 35,000 vehicles which use the road every day.

It included building a new section of dual carriageway, four roundabouts and new sections of footpath and cycleway.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin was due to mark the project's completion at a ceremony later.

The year-long scheme was paid for with £7.7m of central government funds and £2.3m from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Council leader Stephen Parnaby said: "Schemes such as the A164 improvement provide not only a timely boost for the local economy but also long-term benefits for motorists and the travelling public, with reduced congestion and improved traffic flows."

Mr McLoughlin said: "That is why we have given almost £8m towards the vital A164 scheme which will relieve congestion on one of the East Riding's busiest routes."

It is one of two major projects to improve the area's traffic infrastructure. Work on Beverley's £22m southern relief road is due to start in July and be completed by early 2015.

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