Highways England issues update on A63 Castle…

Highways England issues update on A63 Castle Street bridge progress as closure causes gridlock
2019-11-02 20:14:00
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailHighways England has issued an update on how work to install a new footbridge over the A63 is progressing. The A63 Castle Street has been closed between Mytongate and Roger Millward Way since 8pm on Friday (November 1) to allow the bridge to be moved into position. It will remain shut until Monday morning. The closure, which has seen drivers diverted through Hull city centre, led to “extreme congestion” across the city on Saturday afternoon. It was coupled with the partial closure of Spring Bank West after a water main burst on Monday evening. Drivers were warned to avoid the area as queues of up to an hour built up across the city at about 2pm. It led to buses skipping the city centre loop to try and minimise delays across the public transport network. Despite initial plans to start moving the bridge early on Saturday afternoon, Highways England confirmed on Saturday evening the complicated process was yet to begin. The Castle Street bridge is being moved into place over the A63 (Image: Highways England) It tweeted: “Work on the A63 Princes Quay footbridge is progressing well. “We have removed all of the street furniture required to allow the bridge to be moved into position. “We’re keeping a close eye on the weather, waiting for the right moment to lift the bridge into place.” The road should be reopening at 6am on Monday (November 4). For all the details of the process of moving t

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