Ings Lane earmarked for £475,000 upgrade

The scheme planned for Ings Lane is part of £5.1m allocated to North Yorkshire by the Government to “support the county’s economic growth”.

The upgrade will include alterations to the roundabout with the A170 to allow easier HGV turning movements, and “localised widening, strengthening and edge reinforcement” on Ings Lane itself.

A county council spokesman said the aim of the work is to:

remove barriers to growth and unlock job creation opportunities for two advanced engineering employers.

One of those employers is Marshall Advanced Composites.

Dougie Hunter, their managing director, said:

We welcome improvements to the local infrastructure that supports business growth, as we continue to grow our business and support our customers with innovative products delivered on time and to cost.

The announcement has also been welcomed in the town.

Angus Ashworth, the mayor of Kirkbymoorside, said:

We’re absolutely delighted that Kirkbymoorside is going to benefit from this, and we look forward to seeing the final plans.

Quite often it feels like Kirkbymoorside doesn’t quite get the same attention as elsewhere in Ryedale, so any improvement in the infrastructure is a good thing.

The money is coming from the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, a pot of £185m to improve road networks and public transport announced in the Chancellor’s autumn statement last year.

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One Response to Ings Lane earmarked for £475,000 upgrade

  1. David Pearson April 19, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    That’s fantastic news. However I do hope that the alterations to the roundabout doesn’t mean the design within it will be removed as it’s such a lovely thing to have. It would also be nice if this kind of money could be spent on better cycling links in the area. The A170 isn’t a good road for children to cycle on bit there’s plenty of room for a cycle footpath along side. Bikes and feet are transport too.

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