A63 reopens after bridge repairs at St Andrew’s Quay in…

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A63 reopens after bridge repairs at St Andrew’s Quay in…

The A63 has reopened after repairs to a bridge at St Andrew's Quay in Hull. National Highways, the agency that manages the road, confirmed the news on Saturday evening. The westbound carriageway had been closed since a bridge defect was discovered on Thursday night, with traffic forced to divert via the off and on slip roads. Crews were working on Saturday morning to repair the “defective bridge joint”, which was discovered during a routine inspection of the bridge. The closure led to long delays for drivers on Friday. READ MORE: Mercedes driver in 115mph chase down A63 – with four flat tyres This evening National Highways said: “Repairs have been completed and the A63 westbound is now open.” All lanes were now operational and delays were clearing, the agency added. The A63 remains closed eastbound between Daltry Street and Roger Millward Way until Monday morning at 6am. The planned closure is to allow work on the Mytongate junction scheme. Key Events Get the latest updates straight to your phone 15:21 17:15 Paul Johnson A63 reopens at St Andrew’s Quay National Highways said this evening: “Repairs have been completed and the A63 westbound is now open within the A1166 junction. All lanes are running now on the carriageway. Delays clearing well in the area. Thanks for your patience.” Share 21:35 Mark Page A63 westbound closed ‘until Saturday afternoon’ National Highways has issued an update saying it is expected the A63 westbound at Brighton Street is expected to reopen on Saturday afternoon. The organisation has advised drivers to allow more time for their journeys tomorrow while a temporary bridge joint repair is carried out. It added: The A63 westbound at Clive Sullivan Way is expected to remain closed within the junction at the A1166 at Brighton Street until tomorrow afternoon, as National Highways continues to assess and repair the damaged joint. Traffic is currently being diverted at the junction exit slip road before rejoining at the entry slip. A temporary repair is due to take place on the joint tomorrow morning, with the road currently expected to reopen at around mid-afternoon. National Highways will then arrange for a permanent repair. Further updates on timescales for this repair will be shared as they are confirmed. Drivers are also reminded the A63 will be closed on the eastbound carriageway between Daltry Street and Roger Millward Way from 8pm tonight until 6am on Monday morning. This closure is in place to progress essential works at Castle Street, with drivers advised to follow signposted diversions. Share 18:03 Laura Cross When will the A63 re-open? Earlier today, National Highways said that the A63 would be closed until Saturday morning 'at the earliest'. However, latest information on the National Highways website suggests it may not reopen until Monday morning. Closures are currently in place Westbound due to a emergency bridge repairs, as a 'defective bridge joint' had been discovered earlier today. Drivers have been urged throughout the day to allow extra time for their journeys. The A63 has been reduced to one lane westbound between Daltry Street and St Andrew's Quay. The road is closed within the junction at the A1166 at Brighton Street – a diversion is in place. From 8pm tonight, planned Eastbound closures will also be in place. This will be between Daltry Street and Roger Millward Way, as a new split-level junction is being created. This closure will last until 6am Monday. Share 17:56 Laura Cross Traffic begins to ease As we head out of the rush hour period, it appears that delays are becoming shorter. Currently, National Highways reports that delays are 20 minutes. Share 17:17 Laura Cross A63 Westbound closures could take all weekend, according to National Highways Share 17:10 Laura Cross A63 Eastbound closures at 8pm Planned closures eastbound will start at 8pm tonight, between Daltry Street and Roger Millward Way. A new split-level junction is being created by lowering the level of the A63 to create an underpass, with Ferensway and Commercial Road crossing the A63. It will last until 6am Monday. You can read more details here. Share 16:31 Laura Cross ‘I’ve celebrated 2 birthdays in the queue’ The delays have been having a less than desired impact on drivers across Hull today. Many have been outspoken on social media, including Hull Live's Traffic and Travel page. One frustrated person even went as so far as to say he'd 'celebrated 2 birthdays in the queue.' Other drivers complained delays were up to an hour this morning. According to National Highways, current delays are at 50 minutes. Share 16:18 Laura Cross Longer delays as rush-hour approaches National Highways are currently reporting delays of 50 minutes. Share 15:43 Laura Cross 30 minute delays According to National Highways, current delays are 30 minutes against expected traffic. Share KEY EVENT Get the latest updates straight to your phone Join our WhatsApp community and get breaking news in Hull straight to your mobile. Click here to join. We also treat our community members to special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners. If you don’t like our community, you can check out any time you like. If you’re curious, you can read our Privacy Notice . Share 15:20 Laura Cross ‘Absolute horror’ Residents are expressing their concern as rush hour approaches. Posting onto Hull Live's Traffic and Travel page, one person said: “It's going to take about two and a half hours just to get out of Hull.” Share 11:17 Paul Johnson Road will be closed ‘until tomorrow morning at earliest’ National Highways, which manages the A63, has issued an update. In a statement, it says: “Drivers in Hull are advised to allow extra time for their journeys today as a closure remains in place on the A63 westbound at Clive Sullivan Way due to a defective bridge joint. “The road is closed within the junction at the A1166 at Brighton Street, with traffic being diverted off the A63 at the exit slip road before rejoining at the entry slip. “The defect was discovered at around 9.40pm last night during a routine bridge inspection. National Highways is now working to assess and repair the joint as soon as possible, however this section of road is currently expected to remain closed until tomorrow morning at the earliest. Further updates will be shared as and when they are available. “There are currently delays of around 30 minutes approaching the scene. Drivers planning to travel in the area are strongly advised to allow extra time or find alternative routes if at all possible.” Share 10:14 Paul Johnson Queueing traffic on the A63 Queueing traffic on the A63 after the road was closed and diversions put in place to allow for emergency bridge repairs at St Andrew’s Quay, Hull. (Image: Donna Clifford) Queueing traffic on the A63 after the road was closed and diversions put in place to allow for emergency bridge repairs at St Andrew’s Quay, Hull. (Image: Donna Clifford) Share 09:06 Paul Johnson Queues now reported to Salt End Traffic is backing up along Hedon Road, almost all the way to Salt End. Share 08:27 Paul Johnson Delays of ’20 minutes’ National Highways says delays of 20 minutes should be expected on the approach to the junction. Share
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