YP Comment: When will the A64 be upgraded?

THERE'S a slight irony in the Yorkshire coast being taken to the Chelsea Flower Show this week, as part of this region's annual exhibit, when a lack of investment in traffic-clogged roads like the A64 deters many families from visiting resorts like Scarborough.

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With no direct mention of ‘tourism’ in the Tory manifesto, it’s even more important that politicians are challenged on infrastructure investment during the remaining two and half weeks of the election. On the campaign trail in York, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government is “planning to upgrade the A64” – a promise that needs to be honoured. After all, this entire route would have been upgraded years ago if it was in the south of England because of it strategic economic importance.

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