Traffic levels fall after £5.5m A64 junction scheme

Traffic levels fall after £5.5m A64 junction scheme

Traffic levels fall after £5.5m A64 junction scheme

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TRAFFIC levels at a Ryedale junction which has been marked out as a major source of pollution have fallen since a new £5.5 million link to the A64 was completed, council officials have claimed.

An analysis of the traffic situation in Malton and Norton in the wake of the Brambling Fields junction scheme, which opened in November 2012, said there had been a "small but potentially significant reduction" in the number of cars and lorries using Butcher Corner in Malton last year, meaning traffic passing through the town's air quality management area has been cut.

A report which has been discussed by North Yorkshire County Council's Ryedale area committee said HGV levels fell by 5.2 per cent in 2013 compared with the previous year, with car numbers reducing by almost three per cent, although officials said it was not clear whether this was purely due to the Brambling Fields upgrade or also other factors.

The findings also said between 500 and 600 more vehicles a month were now using the B1248 Scarborough Road since the A64 scheme was completed, with some of this increase possibly down to new housing schemes and a new factory on the Norton Grove Industrial Estate.

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2:12pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Maltonian says...

600 more vehicles a month using Scarbro Road? So that's 20 a day. That seems very low and hardly worth £5 million! And as the report suggests this could be down to new development in the area anyway.
600 more vehicles a month using Scarbro Road? So that's 20 a day. That seems very low and hardly worth £5 million! And as the report suggests this could be down to new development in the area anyway. Maltonian
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7:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

tomdobson says...

Its time they did the same at the other end of the bypass !!!

This would then proberbly half the amount of traffic using butcher corner.
Its time they did the same at the other end of the bypass !!! This would then proberbly half the amount of traffic using butcher corner. tomdobson
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8:43pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Yorkybob says...

For the scheme to stand any chance of being anywhere close effective there needs to be better signage and weight restrictions on County Bridge/Blackboards. Otherwise it is a ill concieved wate of momey.
For the scheme to stand any chance of being anywhere close effective there needs to be better signage and weight restrictions on County Bridge/Blackboards. Otherwise it is a ill concieved wate of momey. Yorkybob
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