‘Best solution’ to tackle infamous Papa’s Roundabout congestion unveiled

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‘Best solution’ to tackle infamous Papa’s Roundabout congestion unveiled

‘Best solution’ to tackle infamous Papa’s Roundabout congestion unveiled
2021-08-17 04:00:00
An East Riding councillor has called on residents interested in £1.3m plans to improve a Willerby roundabout to attend a public exhibition set for next week. Cllr Ben Weeks said plans to enlarge the roundabout on the A164, known locally as Papas Roundabout, should help ease congestion on “one of the East Riding's busiest roads”. Read more: Closures on Hull's busiest road will start next week with diversions in place around the city centre The Conservative ward member for Willerby and Kirk Ella added residents, including those concerned that traffic lights would solve congestion, should come to the exhibit to learn more. It comes as East Riding Council's exhibition of the plans is set for Wednesday, August 25, at Cottingham's Lazaats Hotel, in Wood Hill Way, from 9am to 8pm. A computer generated image showing how the works could transform the A164-B1232 'Papas' roundabout in Willerby (Image: East Riding of Yorkshire Council) Cllr Gary McMaster, the council's planning portfolio holder, said proposals to widen lanes and add traffic lights at the A164 and B1232 was considered the “best solution” following computer modelling. The portfolio holder said: “We’d really like people living or working in the area or those affected by the current state of this roundabout to come along to the exhibition and give us their views on the scheme, or send us their comments on email.” The plans would see traffic on the A164 approach lanes go straight ahead and be able to turn right from both northbound approaches to Willerby. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. They would also see an internal turn lane built for right turners from the A164 eastbound. The council stated computer modelling showed the changes could increase traffic capacity by as much as 30 per cent. Cllr Weeks said he was “really pleased” those who live and work in Willerby were being given a chance to have their say after pushing for improvements “for some time”. Find the latest traffic updates in your area The ward member said: “Attendees will be able to find out more about how the scheme would work and the reasons behind it. “We recognise some have concerns that traffic lights may not be an effective solution, but I would encourage anyone who is concerned to come along and look at this in more detail. “It's safe to say that this is one of, if the busiest roads in the East Riding at the moment. “The congestion is a result of more people coming to live and work in the area. Watch to find out how development projects get off the ground: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “When phase two of the Willerby Hill development came to the Planning Committee, I and o

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