Broken A63 traffic lights: Council boss writes angry letter to…

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Broken A63 traffic lights: Council boss writes angry letter to National Highways
2022-01-19 17:44:00
Hull City Council's Chief Executive has written a strongly worded letter to the National Highways after broken traffic lights on the A63 have not been fixed for weeks- causing heavy delays for motorists across the city. The signals located at the Garrison Road roundabout and the Queen Street junction stopped working nearly a month ago, resulting in severe delays and frustration for motorists and businesses alike. The lights at Queen Street have since been repaired but the Garrison Road roundabout are still out of order following damage caused in a crash on December 19, last year. Click here for more Hull travel and traffic news Hull City Council said the junction is the responsibility of the National Highways and they are working closely with them to sort the problem out. Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for roads, transport and highways, said: “We work closely with the National Highways project team to ensure that the construction works relating to the Castle Street scheme have as little impact as possible on our local road network. “However, the Garrison Road lights are managed by the National Highways network team, and their failure is creating major challenges and delays on our network. It is imperative that they are repaired and protected from future collisions as quickly as possible.” In an open letter to the National Highways, Chief Executive Matt Jukes said despite daily attempts to get in touch with the team, they have struggled to receive any response. He said: “The on-going absence of these signals, and their associated set of traffic lights at Queens Street, is causing very considerable disruption to traffic across our city and Hull City Council officers are continually having to deal with a substantial number of frustrated enquiries about when this will be resolved, “Especially from our business community because this is materially affecting a number of our major businesses and the access to our port.” He said since upgrade works have started on the A63, the National Highways team has been lacking in addressing any incidents. Here is the letter in full: Dear Mr Harris, As I hope you are aware, on 19th December 2021, a road traffic collision damaged your traffic signal control asset at the Garrison Road roundabout in Hull. The initial response from National Highways on the day was excellent. However, since that time, we have continually struggled to get updates on when these signals will be repaired, despite almost daily requests to your team from Council Officers and Senior Managers. “The on-going absence of these signals, and their associ

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