Construction work on the second phase of Brough Relief Road has been completed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The work extends the relief road and provides a link to the £200m Brough South development on the south of the railway line, enabling construction work on the scheme to progress to the next phase.
An extension to Moor Road in the east of the town, it was carried out by local civil engineering company C.R. Reynolds Ltd in partnership with the council and Network Rail.
The work also clears the way for design work to start on phase three of the project, linking Brough Relief Road to the Humber Enterprise Park, to remove traffic from Skillings Lane and ease traffic congestion in the centre of Brough.
Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.
The consortium is made up of Horncastle Group PLC, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd and Riplingham Estates Ltd and BAE Systems Ltd.
Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “Completing phase two of Brough Relief Road is a huge milestone in the development of Brough South. The scheme has included building a bridge over the railway line to connect Brough with the project site for the first time, which was a significant undertaking. It will enable the local community to readily access the new facilities and amenities which are to be provided as part of the Brough South development.
“With the bridge now in place, construction work Brough South can pick up pace, meaning residents will soon start to see this exciting development take shape.”
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The completion of the second phase of the Brough Relief Road is an important milestone in this £200 million investment and will provide the necessary access for 750 new homes, a new primary school, health facilities, a supermarket, restaurants and new business units which will be developed on the 125-acre site.
“The council would like to acknowledge the work of local contractor C.R. Reynolds and the Horncastle Group on bringing this project forward. With the relief road now complete, it will be exciting to see the Brough South Development progress at pace.”
The development is being part-funded with a loan from the Homes England and Horncastle has worked with ERYC’s infrastructure team on the delivery of phase two of the Brough Relief Road.
Dimitrios Farmakis of Homes England added: “Homes England is pleased to have played its part in the successful delivery of this ambitious project which will deliver economic, social and environmental sustainability, open up additional land for housing, and make a positive contribution to the community in Brough.
“Homes England is playing a major role in addressing the shortfall the housing market by helping to deliver an average of 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s to meet demand.”
Picture caption: Stephen Parnaby OBE, Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council (L) with Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group PLC on the new bridge across the railway line constructed as part of Phase 2 of Brough Relief Road.