Construction of the £22 million Beverley Integrated Transport Plan (BITP) is moving forward, following the completion of archaeological excavations.
A number of notable finds were unearthed in the excavations along the route of the Beverley Southern Relief Road including fragments of a 2,000-year-old blue glass bracelet, pottery and bronze age human remains.
Samples taken from the site will now be analysed.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Since starting on site last year, the council’s project delivery team and contractor are progressing well with works on the Beverley Integrated Transport Plan, especially in relation to the Beverley Southern Relief Road.
“As part of the scheme, the council has arranged an archaeological brief and appointed a specialist contractor who has found several items of interest, on the site, which have been excavated and taken away for analysis and could help shed further light on the fascinating history of Beverley.
“The council and its contractor are continuing efforts to keep any potential disruption to a minimum and would like to thank our residents, motorists and the travelling public in advance for their patience and understanding.”
Construction of earthwork embankments is ongoing and the installation of carriageway drainage systems is taking place. Statutory undertakers’ apparatus is currently being diverted at Figham, adjacent to Hull Road, to allow carriageway tie-ins to be constructed.
Long Lane remains temporarily closed to vehicular traffic and diversions are in place to allow a new underpass to be constructed.
Long Lane remains open for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrian users. Works to construct the underpass, have progressed well with only two wing walls and parapets remaining to be cast.
At Grovehill roundabout, where a new traffic signal controlled junction is to be constructed, statutory undertakers’ diversions have taken place. Excavation of existing traffic islands is ongoing and the installation of new kerbing has commenced. During the coming month, works will continue in the areas identified above and also along the relief road.
At Grovehill roundabout kerbing and drainage works will go ahead and at Swinemoor roundabout further statutory undertakers’ diversions will take place.
For more info visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/beverley-integrated-transport-plan/