Integrated Transport Plan Phase 2
Funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Phase 2 of the Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan (BITP) cost circa £10.7million, with £5.75million from the Humber LEP.
As well as improved access to the town centre, the works helped to support development in the town, attracting new businesses, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.
Phase 2 included:
- Hilderthorpe Road widened to provide a three-lane carriageway, one lane in each direction and a right-turn lane, to allow easier and quicker traffic flow;
- the realignment of Beck Hill and a new bridge over the Gypsey Race to improve town centre access;
- traffic flow along Manor Street reversed and Bridge Street becoming one-way;
- new signage.
Completed in February 2019, the works were undertaken by local contractor PBS Construction and involved the contractor:
- excavating and laying new roads and shared footpaths/cycleways
- raising the level of Beck Hill before installing the new bridge
- the implementation of an extended 20mph zone
- widening and improving pedestrian facilities in Manor Street and Bridge Street.
Working closely with Network Rail and Northern Rail, a further phase of improvements with paving and landscaping works to enhance the appearance of the approach to Bridlington train station and its plaza commenced in July 2019. This includes new car parking, a drop-off area, short stay parking, disabled parking, a large bus lay-by, a new taxi rank and decorative lighting.