MOTORISTS in Filey could be set for a smoother ride under plans to repair a maligned town route.
County Council bosses are considering a deal to pump cash into a huge project to improve the cobbled area at the bottom of Crescent Hill.
The standard of the road surface has drawn the ire of residents and road users in Filey for years, with many angry at constantly enduring a bumpy ride.
The route also suffered from major flood damage in 2008, causing the cobbles to form a “wave effect”.
However, Cllr Mike Cockerill told Filey Town Council there was now real scope to improve the road with finance chiefs poring over the extensive proposals.
However, he curtailed any full-scale celebrations, citing a need for caution as further key details still needed to be thrashed out.
He also attached no immediate time frame to the work.
He said: “I am delighted to be able to announce some very positive progress has been achieved in relation to the refurbishment of the road surface at the bottom of Crescent Hill.
“A proposal to allocate an amount of funding for Crescent Hill has passed a number of steps.
“It has taken a long time to get this far but it is a major step forward, although there still remains a lot of work to do.”
Cllr Marion Wright, who previously said in 2008 she would never let the matter rest - “even if it took 20 years” - expressed her delight.
She added: “This is excellent news.
“It is perseverance that got it to this stage and I do not think anyone really expected it to happen.
“It is nice to see we have got to this stage and might not have a bumpy road any more.”