A164 and Jocks Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme

The A164 is a key route in East Riding of Yorkshire, connecting Beverley and Kingston upon Hull. But it has suffered congestion that can damage local growth. To strengthen this growth and improve journeys, this scheme will improve Jocks Lodge junction and significantly cut congestion. 

The A164 is a key route in East Riding of Yorkshire, connecting Beverley and Kingston upon Hull as well as providing a link to the wider strategic highway network via the Humber Bridge and A63. But it has suffered congestion that can damage local growth. To strengthen this growth and improve journeys, East Riding of Yorkshire Council commissioned work to improve Jocks Lodge junction and significantly cut congestion.

Jocks Lodge is a grade separated half-clover leaf junction that connects the A164 with the A1079, which in turn provides an east to west connection between Hull, Beverley and York.

At present the A164 and Jocks Lodge junction experience significant volumes of traffic and congestion, particularly during peak hours. The proposed improvement scheme therefore aims to greatly reduce the levels of congestion currently experienced, whilst improving the travel experience for all road users on the network and facilitating growth for the region.

Jocks Lodge Ariel From Google Snap

Pell Frischmann were appointed to produce an Outline Business Case for submission to the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of the Large Local Majors scheme funding announced by government in 2016.

To begin, a series of preliminary designs were created and incorporated into an Options Assessment Report which identified a preferred scheme. An Appraisal Specification Report was also produced to outline the approach to modelling and forecasting the proposed improvement scheme.

Pell Frischmann has previously worked with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council on two of its major schemes - the Beverley Integrated Transport Plan (BITP), and the A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley Route Improvement Scheme. The Jocks Lodge Junction Improvement Scheme helps to complement these recent improvements by extending the section of dual carriageway.

The solution involved replacing the existing half clover leaf layout with a grade separated two bridge junction and full dualling on the A164 to tie in with the already dualled southern section.

The option assessment required consideration of key problems and challenges, including structural constraints, powerlines directly above Jocks Lodge Junction and underground utilities apparatus that posed a high risk to deliverability.  

How we did it:

  • icon-arrowPreliminary Design - development of the preliminary scheme design options
  • icon-arrowTransport Modelling - production of a SATURN model and Local Model Validation Report (LMVR). This included substantial data collection from Manual Classified Counts, Automatic Traffic Counts, Journey Time Surveys and Road Side Interviews
  • icon-arrowFunding Bid Preparation - preparation and submission of funding bid documentation
  • icon-arrowOutline Business Case - Development of the strategic, financial and economic cases to ensure the scheme would achieve successful outcomes based on key objectives.
  • icon-arrowEconomic Appraisal - Preparation of WebTAG compliant economic appraisal including use of TUBA and COBALT in order to monetise the transport and accident benefits of scheme.
  • icon-arrowEnvironmental Assessments - completion of noise and air quality assessments in accordance with DMRB and WebTAG to support the Outline Business Case.

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