Beverley's southern relief road bypass Minster Way opens

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Image caption The road was opened by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill (centre)

A new bypass around the south of Beverley in East Yorkshire has opened after nearly eight months of work.

The town's southern relief road - named Minster Way - is 2.8km long and is forecast to carry 13,000 vehicles a day.

The road runs from the A164 Victoria Road roundabout around the south of Beverley to the A1174 Hull Road.

Its construction is part of the £22m Beverley Integrated Transport Plan.

The plan aims to reduce traffic through the town, particularly on Keldgate, Victoria Road, Queensgate and Hengate.

Opening the bypass Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said it would ease congestion in the area.

"I think it will improve the tourist opportunities in Beverley as well as the shopping opportunities," he said.

"So it is good news all round."

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