A FRESH bid for funding to improve part of the A1079 between York and Hull is being supported by a local MP.

The application for £13 million to dual the stretch between Pocklington and Wilberfoss has been submitted to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The bid will have to be approved by both the partnership and the Government, which is offering funding through its Growth Deal initiative.

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight said: “I am backing this application to the hilt. If successful, it would help ease traffic delays between York and the East Riding and bring benefits to local businesses.

"These works, if approved, will not only make people’s day-to-day lives easier, but will help business and could provide a further boost to jobs in the area.”

The application follows a successful campaign, which Sir Greg was also involved in, for funding for improvements at the A1079’s Market Weighton roundabout, with work starting later this year.