By Louise Drewery on 13 January 2017
CONSTRUCTION work on phase two of the Brough Relief Road has got underway this week.
Once completed, the road will connect Moor Road in the east of the town to land on the south of the railway line, opening it up for the development of Brough South, a £200m mixed use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.
The work is being carried out by North Ferriby civil engineering specialist CR Reynolds in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Network Rail, and is expected to be finished in October.
As well as the new link road, it will also include a bridge over the railway line, which, on completion of phase three of Brough Relief Road, this will relieve some of the traffic pressure from Skillings Lane by providing an alternative route to the Humber Enterprise Park.
Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, welcomed the news, saying it marked the beginning of the next chapter of Brough’s ongoing success story.
Mr Hodges said: “The start of work to complete Brough Relief Road is a major step forward in turning Brough South into a reality. It will provide access for development without adding further congestion to the centre of the town.
“Brough South will be a tremendous asset to the Brough, Elloughton and Welton conurbation and will bring, among other things, a host of new homes, a fantastic new school, new healthcare facilities, a supermarket and other non-food shops, family restaurants and a variety of new premises for local businesses. It will create more than 700 new, permanent jobs once completed and 200 jobs during the construction phase, and we’re very excited to see it get underway.”
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We're delighted to be working with our partners to bring this long-standing project to fruition. When complete, it will be a huge benefit to the area, opening up the enterprise zone and creating hundreds of new jobs.”
Andy Gaze, joint managing director of C.R. Reynolds, said: “The Brough Relief Road will pave the way for the Brough South development and is therefore an essential part of the wider scheme.
“We are very much looking forward to starting work on this important project, and we will do our best to ensure the minimum amount of disruption for residents living close by.”
From left, Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, Councillor Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding Council, and Andrew Horncastle, chairman of the Horncastle Group, at junction where Brough Relief Road phase 2 will meet with Moor Road, Ruskin Way, and Myrtle Way.