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If you’ve ever been tootling down Layerthorpe and thought, ‘I wish I could cut through directly to Heworth Green’, then this news is for you.

A new road has been completed, linking Layerthorpe to Heworth Green in York.

The final section of Eboracum Way is finished, allowing easier access to businesses in the area and an alternative route to Foss Bank and Foss Islands Road for residents and visitors.

Alternative route

The road, which includes cycle lanes on both sides, has been delivered through the regeneration of part of the former gas works site, undertaken by Tiger Developments.

The road is open to all traffic, with signal controlled junctions at Layerthorpe and Heworth Green.

The first phase of the James Street link road was delivered by the council, in parallel with the Foss Islands Retail Park in 2006, with the initial section of Eboracum Way and connection to Heworth Green being completed in 2009.

Cllr Ian Gillies, executive member for planning and transport, said:

I’m really pleased that the final section of new road has been completed in conjunction with the development of a new 120 bed hotel.

As well as providing direct access to businesses on Eboracum Way, it will provide an alternative route for traffic in the area.

 

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