Hull’s slowest A-road named and shamed and it won’t be…

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Hull’s slowest A-road named and shamed and it won’t be…

Hull’s slowest A-road named and shamed and it won’t be a surprise to most
2021-10-29 15:15:00
The slowest major route in Hull has been named and shamed in a new report and the result won't come a surprise to those of us who use it on a regular basis. The latest data from the Department for Transport (DfT) shows that average speeds across key local routes in Hull actually increased last year, with lockdowns leading to less traffic. That won't be much reason for cheer for those using the A165 however which has been identified as the slowest A road in Hull, with traffic crawling along at and average of just 16.4mph. For the latest traffic and travel news in your area enter your postcode below Across the city, average speeds on local A roads – at all times, not just morning and evening peaks – rose from 17.2mph in 2019 to 18.7mph in 2020. That’s still slower than the national average of 27.3mph across all local A roads in England, however. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Holderness Road is the winner of the dubious accolade (Image: Jerome Ellerby) Some A roads in Hull see traffic move even slower than the citywide average- with the A165 the worst of all. With average speeds of 16.4mph, the road typically sees delays of nearly a minute and a half for every mile spent on the road. It means for every 10 miles spent in typical levels of congestion on the road, you’ll see an extra 13 minutes and 13 seconds added onto your journey, compared to if there was no traffic at all. In comparison, the A1033 is quicker, with traffic moving at 23.3mph on average – with congestion only adding on six minutes and 48 seconds every 10 miles. You can see how other roads in the area compare using our postcode search interactive: The DfT data is based on annual counts that take place over 24-hour periods on weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays, with the aim of producing a robust overall average for all motorists at all times. They show that across England, average speeds on local A roads increased from 25.3mph in 2019 to 27.3mph last year. Now that restrictions have eased and cars are returning to the roads once mo

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