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Work to ease congestion on East Yorkshire's A164 starts

Work to cut congestion on East Yorkshire's busiest road is to start.

The £10m scheme to improve the A164 between Beverley and the Humber Bridge is expected to take a year to complete.

Planned work includes turning a stretch of the road into a dual carriageway and improving roundabouts and pedestrian and cycling facilities.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said Jackson Civil Engineering would carry out the work, safeguarding many jobs in the construction industry.

The authority said the stretch of road was East Yorkshire's busiest with some 30,000 vehicles using it daily.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby said: "When completed, this scheme will make a huge difference for both commuters and the travelling public in the East Riding and will also provide a timely boost to the local economy."

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