A64 would be dualled to Scarborough by now if in South East – The Yorkshire Post says

AS ONE of the North’s most dangerous roads because of the number of accidents, it is welcome that Highways England intends to spend £8m on much-needed and long-overdue safety improvements at several accident blackspots east of York on the infamous and notorious A64.

Yet this announcement – and a rare sun-blessed Bank Holiday on Monday – are further reminders that Yorkshire’s coastal towns continue to be hindered by inadequate road connections and, in Scarborough’s case, a TransPennine rail service still to recover from the timetable turmoil of 2018.

To his credit, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has now acknowledged, on two occasions in the past month, that the poor rail links taken for granted here would not have been tolerated or endured in London. It’s the same when it comes to coastal access – and dualling futher stretches of the A64

If this same road was in the South East, it would have been upgraded years, if not decades, ago.

£8m is to be spent on further improvements to the A64.

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Resorts like Scarborough continue to be blighted by poor road and rail links.