The A64 Growth Partnership.
We are working closely with our local MP’s, Highways England, Transport for the North, local authorities and businesses, among others – to promote upgrading of the A64 between York and Scarborough – collectively know as the A64 Growth Partnership.
What is the A64 Growth Partnership?
The A64 Growth Partnership is a partnership of local businesses, Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership, working closely to secure the improvement of the A64 between York and the East Coast to address the recurrent issues of journey time unreliability and unlock transformational growth of the region which will contribute to the UK economy. The A64 Growth Partnership is the voice of local businesses, both large and small in the region.
The partnership’s objective is to highlight the issues for businesses and local communities that are caused by the inadequate nature of the A64 east of York, where the trunk road is mostly single carriageway of variable standard. Our immediate priority is ensuring the allocated RIS funding of up to £250m is invested in the dualling of the A64 carriageway from Hopgrove to Malton.
Why Dual it?
Wage levels drop from York towards the coast as connectivity to York worsens and the lower skilled work becomes more prevalent. However, there are significant opportunities for economic growth along the A64 which we have been developing. These include:
- The York Potash development at Whitby
- The University Technical College in Scarborough
- Coventry University
- Housing growth in Scarborough and Malton
- The expansion of major employers such as McCain Foods and Severfield
- The Malton Food Enterprise Zone
- The National Agri Food Innovation Centre at Sand-Hutton.
To achieve the full benefit of these exciting opportunities access needs to be improved to markets and labour and existing challenges around journey times need to be overcome.
The focus of our activities is the section of the A64 between the Hopgrove junction to the east of York, where the A64 becomes single carriageway and joins with the York Outer Ring Road, and Barton Hill, where the next section of dual carriageway begins. Our aim is to upgradethe section to dual carriageway at the earliest opportunity.
We also have planned investments that aim to be completed in the next five years including:
- – New roundabouts on the A1079 between Hull and York.
- – Increasing the capacity of the A1/A59 junction near Harrogate.
The A64 and Proposed Changes
The A64 Growth Partnership in the News
- Businesses Join Council and MPS in New Partnership to Improve the A64 and Economy – The LEP
- Dual Them! Says The Press – The York Press
- A64 Dual Carriageway one step closer says MP – Minster fm
- New Bid to Dual Yorkshire’s A64 Coastal Road Gains Traction – The Yorkshire Post
- Highways Agency Concludes A64 Needs Major Upgrade from York – The Northern Echo
- Partnership to Dual A64 is Launched – The York Press
- Campaign Launched to Ease Traffic Problems on A64 in North Yorkshire – ITV News
- Businesses Lend Voice to A64 Improvement Campaign – Insider Media
- Cost of Dualling the A64 between £30.5-£105m – The York Press
Want to Get in Touch or Lend Your Support?
You can contact us at [email protected]
We also invite you to lend your support to the York Press’ Dual Them! campaign by signing their online petition to The Department for Transport.
Don’t forget to join in the conversation online with the #A64JustDualIt hashtag and lend you voice to the discussion.