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Council transport boss promises thing will get better at the ‘end of the road’
2021-08-24 13:16:00
It is fair to say that roadworks in Hull have become something of a hot topic in recent weeks and many of us have experienced issues navigating the bewildering amount of projects currently underway in the city. Hull City Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, and Garry Taylor, assistant director for major projects, took part in a question and answer session with members of the public on BBC Radio Humberside on Monday to hear people's concerns. Read more: Cost of 8km super cycle route from Hull to Cottingham confirmed Commons themes included questions about cycle lanes, bus lanes and ongoing long term projects like the Stoneferry Corridor. Both Cllr Kirk and Mr Taylor defended the works saying that “once it is all completed, we'll have a transport network to be proud of”. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Cycle lanes were just one of the topics up for discussion (Image: Peter Harbour – Hull Live) To round up the interview host Fiona Mills asked both men for their message to frustrated motorists across the city right now. Cllr Kirk said: “Well first I would say thank you, I really appreciate how frustrating it is. You're not on your own, we realise that as well as the people that make these decisions. “However, all I can say is once the work is completed and as Garry said, if things aren't any better after that then obviously we'll have to take a look at it.” Cllr Kirk said the installation of bus and cycle lanes had been a major overhaul of infrastructure in the city and that along with the installation of these new facilities, the council had taken the opportunity to carry out repairs in those areas too. Despite delays caused by the works he said he was confident that Hull had been “crying out” for these changes for some time. He said: “Bear with us, we appreciate your frustration but once we get to the end of the road, no pun intended, lets see how the traffic flows after that and if there are any issues we will deal with them.” It was announced yesterday that a new contract worth over £900,000 had been awarded for a new 8km cycle route running from the city centre to the East Riding boundary on Bricknell Avenue. It is one of largest in a series of recent cycle network improvement schemes by Hull City Council and is the latest expansion of the network that bosses are determined to spread throughout the city. Both Cllr Kirk and Mr Taylor said that safe transport options for cyclists and other transport users was the only way to ensure the road network continues to flo

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