Major roadworks in Beverley Road from next week for cycle…

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Major roadworks in Beverley Road from next week for cycle…

Major roadworks in Beverley Road from next week for cycle lane upgrades
2021-08-18 17:08:00
Major works on Beverley Road are due to begin next week to create a safer route for cyclists commuting into the city using the direct and busy road. Over 5km of the road will be revamped as part of the plans which the council say will create a safer environment for existing cyclists and which they hope will encourage more people to take up commuting on two wheels. Read more: Hull's traffic light system to get £500k upgrade with new eco-friendly lamps Phase one of the works will begin on Monday 23 of August with 'off-peak' road closures between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm on Spring Bank to Wellington Lane and Greenwood Avenue to Hall Road. The consultation on the plans said that traffic modelling had been used to minimise congestion caused by the changes. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. The full scale of the upcoming plans for Beverley Road (Image: Hull City Council) Works will include new off-road cycle tracks on the north section of Greenwood Avenue up to the city boundary, new and improved signalled pedestrian crossing facilities at Station Drive, Queens Road and Inglemire Lane and low-level signals and early-start facilities for cyclists at key junctions along the route. There will also be widening of existing cycle lanes and improvements to the road surface, adding green branding to highlight the presence of cyclists to motorists. The council has also said that 'light segregation' will be installed. This includes flexible bollards offering physical segregation between the cyclists and motorists, with signed routes and additional road markings to assist cyclists where the route is also a combined bus lane. Once complete, the route will link into the improved cycling infrastructure in Freetown Way, Spring Bank and the Cottingham to Hull city centre route via Station Drive. The improvement work will take place in phases from Dunswell Roundabout to Ferensway which the council says will ensure there is minimum disruption to traffic. Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “This is a fast, direct route that is useful for commuting by cycle, but currently has some gaps in cycle provision and is only really suitable for more experienced cyclists. The aim of the scheme is to make it safer for all cyclists and to encourage new or less experienced cyclists to give it a try. “Hull City Council is working to fulfil a vision of getting 10,000 people active by 2025 and create a cycling network that connects the city and makes it a realistic transport choice for a greater number of people. “The proposed schemes will enhance the route choice for cyclists and pedestrians, and ensure they are more visible when using these busy roads.” For the latest traffic and travel news in your area enter your postcode below In the consultation on the plans that ran until June 20, the council identified the route as useful and direct one for commuting into the

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