Eric Wright Civil Engineering has commenced work on the final stage of a new link road and overbridge in Northallerton on behalf of Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire and Persimmon Homes
Part of a £14m project, the new link road and overbridge in Northallerton will connect the northeast and north-west of the town over the Middlesbrough to Northallerton railway line.
Planning consent was greenlit in February 2020, with the link road and bridge forming the North Northallerton Development Area.
The work will join the two Northallerton developments, Thurstan Park and Kings Park.
The scheme has been made possible by a £6m funding injection from the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The strategic road link has been designed to accommodate traffic, cyclists and pedestrians and provide an attractive east-west route, particularly for HGVs.
The overbridge is proposed to span over the railway and Brompton Beck, with a view to allowing sufficient headroom for future electrification of the line.
Transport network benefits
Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes, commented: “We are very pleased to be able to further progress this project, and to now be able to deliver the final key element of the new road, the railway bridge.
“This connection will bring benefits to both the town and the wider area’s transport network.”
North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for access, said: “It is great to see the final phase on the North Northallerton Development site get underway.
“Our officers have worked closely with the developers, designers and Network Rail to ensure that the new road bridge provides a safe crossing of the railway line and Brompton Beck to complete this key road link for the town.”
EWCE managing director Diane Bourne, added: “We are pleased to be delivering this key piece of infrastructure that includes a valuable bridge across the Northallerton to Middlesbrough railway line.
“We are currently delivering a growing number of civil engineering contracts right across Yorkshire with sites in Hull, Rotherham, Keighley, Skipton and Pontefract.”
The link road and overbridge in Northallerton is due to be completed in Autumn 2021.