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New funding brings North Yorkshire roads investment to £50 million

A new round of funding has been set aside to repair roads across North Yorkshire.

Repairing potholes is high on the council's agenda Credit: Press Association

Following a £24 million government grant and an additional £10 million pledged last month for pothole repair, a further £15 million is being spent on essential road repairs in the county.

The County Council say around half of the most recent allocation comes from the Department for Transport, with the remainder being invested by the council.

They say the extra funding should secure a programme of highway maintenance through to 2021.

This year a total of £50 million has been set aside for the county's roads.

North Yorkshire is the biggest county in size with a largely rural and dispersed population. For that reason maintaining our road network is vital if we are to support our businesses, attract inward investment and contribute to good quality of life for our residents.

– Cllr John Weighell, Leader of the Council

Millions to be spent on the region's potholes

Hundreds of thousands of potholes could be filled in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire thanks to the biggest investment in roads since the 1970s.

Lincolnshire is getting a significant share of the fund - £5,429,664, as is North Yorkshire, which is getting £5,176,164. The government believes that is enough to fill around 100 thousand potholes in each of the two counties:

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Safety measures to be increased on dangerous Lincolnshire road

Residents of a Lincolnshire town are one step closer to securing a new pedestrian crossing on a particularly dangerous stretch of the A15.

The A15 at Northorpe set for pedestrian crossing Credit: Lincolnshire County Council

After an accident near Thurlby in January that involved two young school children the speed limit has been reduced from 60mph to 40mph.

But people down the road in Northorpe want to go one step further and get a pedestrian crossing.

The criteria for introducing a pedestrian crossing are set by the Department for Transport. Over the last few weeks the number of vehicles passing the site in both directions was counted, as well as the number of pedestrians who crossed the road.

Counts of numbers of vehicles and pedestrians are normally taken within the period 0600 to 2200 to cover a typical working day. This information is then analysed to determine whether a crossing is appropriate.

Lincolnshire County Council, which commissioned the survey, will now create a detailed design for the new scheme and progress with the necessary legal processes, which includes holding a public consultation.

A similar study looking at whether a crossing is required in the adjoining village of Thurlby is still being analysed.

Row continues over speed limit on Grimsby road

Councillors in Grimsby have voted to increase the speed limit on a controversial stretch of road - completely going against the advice of the police.

The local authority has sided with thousands of drivers who signed a petition against the change to a 30 mile an hour limit. Eight-five per cent of drivers using the road were caught breaking the law after the stricter rules were introduced.

Matt Price reports.

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Five injured in collision - police in seatbelt warning

Police have warned that injuries to people in a car crash near Sheffield were made worse by some of them not wearing seat belts.

West Yorkshire's roads unit tweeted this picture of the crash.

Serious collision on Market Weighton bypass

Humberside Police are warning motorists to avoid the Market Weighton bypass which has been fully closed.

It's also been reported that the air ambulance has landed near what is thought to be a two vehicle collision on the road.

Police say the vehicles involved are believed to be a red Mitsubishi Colt and a white Citroen Berlingo van.

An occupant of one of the involved vehicles has sustained injuries requiring urgent hospital treatment resulting in the need for attendance of the air ambulance.

Road safety campaign launches to tackle "fatal four"

Drivers in West Yorkshire are being targeted in a new scheme to educate them about the "fatal four".

The Roads Policing Units have identified excess speed, drink/drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and distractions like mobile phone use as the main causes of serious or fatal accidents on our roads.

Each week in November will be devoted to one of the fatal four with officers hoping to educate people in West Yorkshire to try and reduce the number of fatal and serious accidents they are called to deal with.

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