Information about our bids for road improvement funding from the Department for Transport safer roads fund.

On 28 November 2016, the Secretary of State for Transport announced a £3 billion roads investment package, including £1.3 billion new roads funding announced in the Autumn Statement.

Of that funding, £175 million is available to local authorities to upgrade 50 of England's most dangerous local 'A' road sections, where the risk of collisions causing death or serious injury is the highest. This list was drawn up by the Road Safety Foundation.

There is funding available to cover the 37 road sections assessed as being 'high-risk' and also the 13 most risky 'medium-risk' roads.

We were invited to submit bids against the fund for four locations:

  • the A167 from Topcliffe to the A61;
  • the A6108 from Ripon to Scotch Corner;
  • the A684 from Leeming Bar to Junction 37 of the M6 (in partnership with Cumbria County Council); and
  • the A682 Barrowford to the A65 at Long Preston (in partnership with Lancashire County Council).

A bid for the A167 was submitted in April 2017, and bids for the remaining three locations was submitted on 29 September 2017.

Our bids for funding

This bid covers an application for £1.22 million of capital funding to cover the following works:

Scheme Description
Busby Stoop roundabout Improved road lighting provision, signing improvements and higher skid resistance surface on all approaches.
Bend north of Waters House Resurfacing with higher skid resistance material, increased superelevation (slope of the road on a bend) and drainage improvements.
Bend west of River Swale bridge, Topcliffe Vehicle restraint system, signing and lining improvements.
A167 / Allanbrooke Barracks junction Introduction of central islands and bollards to prevent overtaking and provide a safe route across the A167 for bus passengers.
Surface Improvements Resurfacing of A167 throughout 30mph limits of Topcliffe Village to provide a quieter and safer surface, also at other locations where the carriageway surface is poor.
Enhanced drainage Provision of improved drainage throughout the identified A167 section, especially in areas prone to surface water, and where there have been wet weather collisions.
Signing and lining General refreshing of signing and lining along the entire identified A167 length.

 Our full bid for the A167 Topcliffe to Busby Stoop can be found here (pdf / 1 MB).

We intend to provide a number of separate schemes to improve safety of the A6108, from its junction with the A61 in Ripon to Scotch Corner, where it meets the A1 and A66 trunk roads.

The changes include street lighting improvements, a vehicle restraint system, junction and pedestrian crossing improvements, new traffic signals and signal upgrades, the introduction of an off-road facility for non-motorised users, signage and resurfacing parts of the route.

The main improvements are:

  • an off-road route for non-motorised users from Bellerby to Leyburn;
  • improved traffic signal equipment in Richmond, along with new signals in Richmond and at Skeeby Bridge;
  • new lighting and an improved zebra crossing in Leyburn;
  • improving and extending the vehicle restraint system at Swale View Caravan Park, Richmond;
  • junction redesign work at Sharrow Lane roundabout, Ripon; and
  • various other signing, lining, traffic calming, parking and priority system works throughout the route.

We will supplement the engineering measures proposed in this bid with a package of road safety education.

 Our full bid for the A6108 from Ripon to Scotch Corner can be found here (pdf / 4 MB).

We intend to provide a number of separate schemes to improve safety of the A684, from Junction 37 of the M6 to the junction of the A1 at Leeming Bar.

The changes include roundabout improvements, a pedestrianised area, new traffic signals and VAS systems, introduction of right turn lanes, drainage, signage and skid resistance improvements.

The main improvements are:

  • a complete overhaul of the one-way system in Hawes, to introduce new footways, a pedestrianised area and traffic signal control;
  • the introduction of traffic signals at Appersett Bridge;
  • amending a roundabout where the A684 meets the A6108 (another Safer Roads Fund route);
  • introduction of right turn lanes at Newton-le-Willows crossroads;
  • uunction improvements in Cuebeck Worton, Burtersett and Brentwood (where a new roundabout will be installed);
  • traffic signal improvements at Spennithorne Bridge; and
  • numerous drainage, delineation, signing, kerbing, footway and skid resistance improvements.

We will supplement the engineering measures proposed in this bid with a package of road safety education.

 Our full bid for the A684 from Leeming Bar to Junction 37 of the M6 can be found here (pdf / 3 MB).

We intend to provide a number of separate schemes to improve safety of the A682 at Barrowford to the A65 at Long Preston.

The changes include surface improvement works, a vehicle restraint system, junction visibility improvements and signing and lining improvements.

The main improvements are:

  • surface improvements of the A682 junction with the B6253, using 68+ PSV material to increase skid resistance;
  • surface improvements to the A682 at Swinden Bends, using 68+ PSV material to increase skid resistance;
  • an extensive vehicle restraint system over 700m along the west site of the A682 between the junction with the B6253 and Swinden;
  • junction visibility improvements at the junctions of the A682 with the B6253, C400 and C402; and
  • general signing and lining improvements throughout the length of the route.

 Our full bid for the A682 Barrowford to the A65 at Long Preston can be found here (pdf / 781 KB).

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