Key Hull city centre road to be closed for more…

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Key Hull city centre road to be closed for more…

Key Hull city centre road to be closed for more than three months
2021-06-01 12:40:00
The main access road to Hull's Fruit Market is set to be closed for more than three months. City council leader Councillor Daren Hale said roadworks planned for the area were likely to cause “significant disruption” over the summer. Due to come into force on June 14, the closure will include the stretch from High Street under Myton Bridge to Humber Street and Queen Street. However, restrictions are expected to lifted to allow the annual Humber Sesh to take place if the popular festival's return following the Covid-19 pandemic is confirmed. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. The carriageway in this section of Humber Street is set be re-built (Image: Hull Live) The works are currently scheduled to be completed by September 30. It will be the next major infrastucture project in the city following a two-week closure of Lowgate in the Old Town which started today to allow for gas mains upgrade work to be carried out. The Fruit Market works will see the full reconstruction of the the carriageway in both Humber Street and Queen Street along with road resurfacing and new footpaths. It comes after route inspection and core testing showed serious deterioration in the condition of the roads. Cllr Hale said: “It is a big job and it needs to be done but there's no getting away from the fact that it is going to cause significant disruption in that part of the world for a couple of months. “The gas and water mains which supply most of the city centre are under that stretch from High Street to Humber Street, so if we didn't do something about improving the integrity of the road we could be in serious trouble.” As well as providing access to the Fruit Market area, the route is also a popular shortcut for drivers wanting join the A63 from the Old Town. Details of the road closure measures and diversions are expected to be released

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