Motorists’ anger over chaos in Cottingham due to roadworks

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Motorists’ anger over chaos in Cottingham due to roadworks

Motorists have spoken of their anger over the gridlock in Cottingham due to roadworks on a main street. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is carrying out essential work to replace ageing metal pipework with more durable plastic pipes which has led to the closure of Northgate. The company says the work will ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to customers while also getting the network ready to transport alternative greener fuels in the future. Work began on Monday (November 6) and is expected to take around five weeks to complete. And those driving through the village are already fed up with the long delays. Read more: Free parking for Christmas shoppers around East Yorkshire – dates and locations West Hull road to remain closed for days after water pipe bursts One motorist told Hull Live: “My parents live off Castle Road. The journey back into Hull usually takes around 15 minutes, but this week we've had to add on another 20. The traffic was stop-start all the way down South Street because so many cars are filtering through the village. “At one point we were sitting stationary for about five minutes because the King Street junction was so snarled up. A friend who doesn't know the village found the diversion signs completely confusing and ended up in Dunswell.” Another motorist, who lives in the village centre, said he had faced a nightmare just trying to get out of his drive. “There’s nothing like a bit of competent road closure planning,” he said. “And this is nothing like competent road closure planning. If I’d wanted to live in a car park I’d have moved into George Street multi-storey.” The works are set to continue until December 10 (Image: Katie Pugh) People have also complained on Hull Live’s Traffic and Travel Facebook page. One reader said: “Northgate shut put 20 mins on my journey earlier. Absolute joke – never ending but another 3 weeks till it reopens.” NGN
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