All Hull’s current roadworks and those planned for weeks to…

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All Hull’s current roadworks and those planned for weeks to…

All Hull’s current roadworks and those planned for weeks to come
2021-05-30 13:04:00
Spring Bank may be back open but there are still roadworks causing traffic frustration across the city. The city is currently in the midst of a huge transformation to its transport system with major works taking place across the city. Drivers have been left frustrated with traffic congestion following the easing of lockdown, with the city centre being described as “one big car park” in nightmare rush hours. Earlier this week, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for highways Dean Kirk promised roadworks “will get better” when he was quizzed on BBC Look North by Peter Levy. In response to driver’s pleas to fix the traffic problem Hull City Council instead told commuters to plan their journeys in advance using the traffic management app One Network. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here The council have also provided a weekly update on the city’s roadworks being completed by the council, Northern Gas Networks, Yorkshire Water and Highways England to help driver’s manage their journeys. Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for highways said: “The detailed table gives motorists an idea of the work taking place in Hull, and should be a helpful tool when planning journeys. “The work in Spring Bank West by Northern Gas Networks has now finished, offering much more efficient journey times for motorists using this route. “The main impact which had been identified in regards to traffic flow, is the level of critical work taking place on the transport network. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “With the major upgrade by Highways England on the A63 taking place until 2025, any road repair the council or a utility company undertakes will inevitably cause some motorists double disruption. “The second is in relation to our cycling strategy. We will continue to monitor the impact both on increasing cycling but also on improving the efficiency of the bus network and their impact on traffic. “We understand this is an ambitious strategy, but these measures are currently being trailed until later on this year. “The A63 is undergoing a huge transformation that will make the arterial route and the surrounding network much more resilient. “Once complete, it will add capacity and increase traffic flow speeds. However to undertake these works Highways England have had to close the Myton junction which will undoubtedly increase traffic onto the council’s local road network. “However we will work to make changes to the network where we see there are benefits to all users. Current roadworks in Cottingham Road (Image: Hull Live) “For example, the authority is investing in changing the access and ingress points to St Stephen’s to help visitors to the city centre, but also relieve traffic flows on Ferensway, and we will continue to make proactive changes like this throughout our roadworks schemes. “We do understand the frustrations about the impact of these works and apologise for the inconvenience they are causing. Whilst we appreciate it is very difficult, motorists are asked to stagger journey times if they can, allow longer times for travel across the city and bear with us as these essential works take place to ensure public safety and improve Hull’s roads in the long-term. “Once complete, the upgrades will offer improved transport infrastructure for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.” Roadworks that are still ongoing: Holwell Road to Mount Pleasant junction Expected to be complete by June 25, 2022. Lane and footpath closures. A63 – St James Street to Marketplace Expected to be complete by May 2025. Lane closures in place. Holwell Road to Sutton Road Expected to be complete by June 25. Lane closures in place. Princes Avenue Completed but lane closure still in place. Lane closure in place. The site of the gas main works on Spring Bank West which has now moved to Hull's Old Town (Image: Hull Live) Cottingham Road Expected to be complete by June 18. Lane closure in place. Cranbrook Avenue Expected to be complete by June 18. Road closed, diversion in place. Madeley Street Expected to be complete by June 24. Some section of footpath closed and lane closure in place.

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