East Riding of Yorkshire Council is inviting potential contractors and suppliers interested in being involved in the development of phase 2 of the Brough Relief Road to an event on Monday, 9 December at the Blackburn Social Club, Brough, from 10am-5pm.
The first phase of the scheme started around 10 years ago and mainly involved the construction of housing.
Phase 2 will see construction of a road from the Myrtle Way/Moor Road Roundabout over the railway lines, with the construction of a bridge, and carriageway from the south to a new roundabout as well as shared footway/cycleway and drainage and lighting works.
With the go-ahead given from the Development Consortium, who are funding the works via a Planning Section 278 Agreement, to go to tender in January 2014 and, assuming the tender costs are as expected, start construction in May for approximately nine months.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The second phase of the Brough Relief Road will provide a boost to the local economy to the tune of £4.5 million and we are very keen that this money benefits local businesses.
“Monday’s event will be split into two parts, the morning will be the design team presenting to the tenderers so they know what we expect at tender and what the job is. The afternoon will be a chance for all there to meet with any potential suppliers and make contacts for future works.
“These events prove extremely popular and allow the council to take a pro-active approach in fostering engagement between contractors and suppliers allowing the local business community to share in major project deliveries, safeguarding jobs and providing the opportunity for local young people to gain valuable work experience and improve employability and skills.”
The construction of the Brough Relief Road is a rolling programme and further phases of the scheme will eventually see the road link up with Skillings Lane.
To confirm your place at the event, contact Emma Phillips by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org