THE ROUNDABOUT coming into Hedon from Hull Road is to be improved under an East Riding Council funded programme to improve key routes into towns and tourist areas.
The four-year roundabout programme will see ‘artworks’ created on roundabouts in Bridlington, Beverley, Goole as well as Hedon in 2014. The intention is to promote each area and provide a sense of civic pride.
The roundabout at Hull Road, Hedon (A1033) will feature two raised triangular windmill shaped beds located between the chevron signs where they can be clearly seen. The beds are to be planted with evergreen shrubs towards the centre of the roundabout with a mixture of perennial plants at the front facing the road. This will provide a traditional garden scene to be enjoyed all year round. Work is anticipated to be completed by May.
The roundabout will be “transformed using low-maintenance, sustainable planting schemes combined with hard landscaping designs” according to the council.
The scheme will also boost opportunities for business sponsorship of council roundabouts. Councillor Chris Matthews, the East Riding Council cabinet portfolio holders for highways, said: “The project helps the council to attract interest from businesses, which has resulted in an increase in private sponsorship of council-maintained roundabouts, helping the authority to maintain grounds maintenance provision.”
Annual roundabout sponsorship is available from the East Riding Council from £3,000 + VAT depending on traffic flow. This includes the cost of planning permission and signage manufacture and installation.