MAJOR improvement works are set to begin this summer at Clifton Moor and Wigginton Road roundabouts on the outer ring road - and residents are being invited to have their say on the designs.

The £38 million scheme to improve the A1237 and reduce traffic jams will see seven roundabouts upgraded. Work has already been completed at the Wetherby Road roundabout.

There are also plans to dual the ring road from the A19 Shipton Road through to Hopgrove roundabout in the future.

Cllr Peter Dew, executive member for transport, said: “We’re now well into the York outer ring road scheme with Wetherby Road completed and work set to start on Monks Cross roundabout.

“We’re now in a position to tackle the more complex roundabouts and we want to hear the views of the thousands of people who use the road daily to help ensure that the upgrades work for all road users and help to reduce congestion on this well used route.”

Residents are asked to have their say on the proposals at drop in sessions or online by March 22. The feedback will then be taken into consideration before a decision is made on the layout at a transport meeting later this year.

Cllr Keith Aspden said: “We’ve had some great feedback from residents, businesses and commuters about both Wetherby Road and Monks Cross roundabouts. It’s important that we get these comments during the consultation process to help our designers ensure that the road works for everyone for years to come.”

The scheme is funded through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.

Work to clear more than 1,000 metres of hedgerow at Monks Cross roundabout take place before the roadworks start imminently.

The upgrades aim to cut journey times and ease traffic.

City of York Council executive agreed to put £2.8m towards the £28m plans to dual the A1237 at a meeting in December.

Drop in sessions take place at Tesco Clifton Moor on March 2 10am to 4pm, March 8 3pm to 7pm, March 17 10am to 4pm and March 22 3pm to 7pm.

Have your say online by visiting