645 people have now signed the petition set up by Conservative's Nigel Adams MP for Selby and Ainsty. The petition is directed at North Yorkshire County Council and its partners to tackle the falling standards of the surface of the road. The Selby Bypass was built in 2004 after former Labour MP John Grogan fought to improve the congestion and back log of traffic which pounded Selby Town centre during the morning and evening rush hour everyday. The Bypass has also improved the safety of Selby Town Centre.
Nigel Adams has stated that, “The state of the road surface on the bypass is totally unacceptable and for it to deteriorate so badly, so soon after it was opened raises questions about whether it was laid properly in the first place.
“I am calling on the Highways Agency, North Yorkshire County Council and the original surface contractors to urgently get together and come up with a long-term solution, not a short-term fix for the bypass.
Some local drivers have contacted us and told us that they now avoid the Selby Bypass due to too many pot holes and now divert back through Selby Town Centre.
We support the petition by Nigel Adams and agree a long term solution is needed, please sign the petition by going to gopetition.com/petitions and search for Selby bypass road surface.