Work has got underway on the third and final phase of Brough Relief Road, connecting Skillings Lane and Saltsground Road with Moor Road.
The road, which is being developed alongside the £200m Brough South development, will significantly ease congestion in the town by providing an alternative route for commuters and commercial traffic to access the Humber Enterprise Park.
Hessle-based civil engineering specialists, C.R, Reynolds Ltd, started work on phase three earlier this year and are expected to complete the road by early next year.
It is being funded by the Humber LEP, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and the Brough South Consortium – the organisation behind the wider development.
Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group PLC, welcomed news that work had got underway.
The Horncastle Group PLC is the lead developer on the project, bringing Brough South forward on behalf of the Brough South consortium. The consortium is made up of the developers, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd, Riplingham Estates and BAE Systems.
Mr Hodges said: “Phase three is the final phase in the construction of a new road that will bring real benefits to the centre of Brough.
“As things stand, traffic destined for the Humber Enterprise Park cannot get to and from the A63 without going through the town centre on roads which are generally not suitable for large commercial vehicles.
“Brough Relief Road will enable them to bypass the town centre, freeing it up for residents and other road users. We are looking forward to the people of Brough reaping the benefits of the road when it opens.”
Phase one of Brough Relief Road extended Moor Lane to the railway track and phase two involved bridging the railway track and connecting Brough South to the rest of the town.
Phase two won a Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, recognising the quality of design and workmanship that has gone into the scheme.
As well as delivering the Brough South Relief Road, the Brough Consortium is also facilitating a major improvement to the A63 Brough/Elloughton/Welton junction as part of the Brough South Development.
The work is planned for 2022 and will complete the delivery of the highway infrastructure associated with the project.