Live as traffic ‘gridlocked’ in Sutton Fields…

Live as traffic ‘gridlocked’ in Sutton Fields after bridge closure
2020-03-10 09:31:00
Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in 8CancelPlay nowDrivers are reporting traffic “mayhem” after being sat in traffic in Sutton Fields for more than an hour. The cause of the gridlocked traffic has been put down to the closure of Chapman Street Bridge for three days. One driver says it took her an extra hour to get to work and that she had “no idea” about the bridge closure. “Moving around this city can be a joke so much lost time stuck in traffic”, said another driver on the Hull Live Facebook Traffic and Travel page. Another said: “Sutton road is gridlock” and that the gridlock is going back to North Point. “Holwell Road is at a stand still, it's usually empty by now”, commented another. Others have been forced to abandon their cars to get to work. Find the latest traffic updates in your area “It's madness I've had to park up and walk into work this morning”, said one driver. Our photographer is heading to the scene to find out more. Follow our live blog below for all the latest on the traffic in and around the Sutton Fields area.10:21’35 minutes to travel the length of Leads Road’One driver says it took him 35 minutes to travel the length of Leads Road this morning. 10:19’Bus delayed for 30 minutes’One passenger says her bus was delayed for 30 minutes due to the bridge closure. 10:00Traffic ‘horrendous’One driver commented on the traffic and said: “Horrendous this morning because of Sculcoates Bridge being shut left my house in Sutton Park at 7.10am and arrived at work in town centre at 8.30am”. 09:47Pictures of traffic in West Carr LaneTraffic in West Carr Lane (Image: Peter Harbour )Traffic in West Carr Lane (Image: Peter Harbour )09:46Watch: Traffic in Sutton Road09:45Bridge closure worsened by ongoing work in BanksideThe closure of Sculcoates Bridge will cause a further headache for those travelling in the Wincolmlee area following extensive flood defence works that have been carried out in Bankside. 09:44Sculcoates Bridge shut until FridayThe gridlock may continue until Friday as motorists have been warned to expect disruption as a major road bridge will close for three days.Hull City Council says Sculcoates Bridge will shut from 6am on Tuesday until 6am on Friday for essential repairs.The bridge in Chapman Street will be closed to motorists to allow repairs to be carried out.A spokesman for the council said: “These additional repairs were identified following investigation work that took place in October last year.“The diversion route for motorists will be via North Bridge and where possible, access will be maintained for pedestrians.“Hull City Council apologies for any disruption this may cause.”09:39Pictures of the traffic in Sutton RoadTraffic on Holwell Road (Image: Peter Harbour)Traffic on Holwell Road (Image: Peter Harbour )Traffic on Holwell Road (Image: Peter Harbour )Traffic on Holwell Road (Image: Peter Harbour )09:24Delays to the number 10 bus service#Hull Very heavy delays to our Svc 10 due to the 3 day closure of Sculcoates Bridge, Stoneferry Rd & Cleveland St are currently gridlocked, delays of up to 50 mins are now being seen on inbound journeys which is having a knock on effect to journeys back out of the Interchange.— Stagecoach East Midlands (@StagecoachEMid) March 10, 2020 Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in 8CancelPlay now