ROADWORKS AHEAD: ERYC to resurface Bridlington Road roundabout

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) has agreed to carry out resurfacing works on the roundabout on Bridlington Road in Driffield after years of complaints over the condition of the road.

Following the development of the housing estate on Fieldfare in Driffield around 20 years ago, the roundabout was constructed to link the estate to Bridlington Road.

However, the roundabout has never been adopted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which means the upkeep of the roundabout lies in the hands of the housing developer Barratt Homes.

Driffield town councillor Matt Rogers told last week’s meeting of Driffield Town Council that, after highlighting the poor condition of the roundabout, ERYC has agreed to carry out resurfacing works and charge part of the costs of the works to the developer, with the council putting up the remaining costs.

Cllr Rogers said he is delighted that at last the problems with the roundabout are to be addressed.

He said: “I have been told that East Riding Council is to carry out resurfacing works on the roundabout on Bridlington Road.

“Driffield Town Council has received many complaints about the condition of the roundabout and we have worked hard to get this issue sorted.

“The road surface has been breaking up and is becoming quite dangerous.

“The roundabout is still owned by the developer, who has a duty to keep it maintained.

“It will not be adopted by ERYC until it is brought up to standard, however I have been assured the council will undertake resurfacing work and then bill the developer for the cost of the work.

“I personally believe the drainage is not right there because it often floods in that area and until these matters are addressed, the roundabout will not be adopted by the council.”

Bridlington Road, Driffield,

A spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council confirmed resurfacing would be carried out in April.

He said: “We can confirm the council will be carrying out resurfacing work on the roundabout on Bridlington Road in Driffield.

“We are currently aiming to start the work in April, weather permitting.

“Housing developer Barratt Homes, which built the roundabout when it built the Fieldfare housing estate, has agreed to pay a contribution towards the cost of the resurfacing work. The rest will be funded by the council.”

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