The third and final phase of the Brough Relief Road has been granted planning permission, with work forecast to start on the project in June this year.

The road will ease town-centre congestion by linking Skillings Lane with Moor Road, meaning traffic from the Humber Enterprise Park on Saltsground Road will no longer be confined to the current town centre route once it is completed in spring 2021.

It is being funded by the Humber LEP, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Brough South Consortium and work is being carried out by a contractor appointed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group, part of the consortium, said: “This is great news for the whole town and Humber Enterprise Park as well as the project.

“As things stand, traffic cannot get to and the A63 without going through Brough on roads which are generally unsuitable for commercial vehicles and pass through residential areas.

“We will be excited to see a start on the road as it will deliver further tangible traffic benefits to the town, the Humber Enterprise Park and the local economy.”

Phase Two of the road was completed in 2018, which extended Moor Road across the railway, connecting Brough South to the rest of the town.

The worked was carried by local civil engineering specialist, C.R. Reynolds Ltd, and won second place in the £5m and over category of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber awards 2018.

The project also won a Certificate of Excellence award at the same ceremony, recognising the quality of design and workmanship that has gone into the scheme.

As well as delivering the Brough South Relief Road, the Brough Consortium is also facilitating a major improvement to the A63 Brough/Elloughton/Welton junction as part of the Brough South Development.