The solution to Hull’s traffic problem could…

The solution to Hull’s traffic problem could be staring us in the face – Angus Young
2019-10-31 20:55:00
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailIt has been a week since the wraps were finally pulled off the Lagoon Hull project. While it’s early days, the idea seems to have attracted a generally positive reaction. One the key things to remember is that even in the most optimistic scenario, building a six-mile road in the Humber, reclaiming land for new quayside facilities and creating a non-tidal lagoon will take 15 years at the very least assuming the necessary funding is secured. More immediately, the new footbridge over Castle Street swings into place this weekend in what will hopefully be the start of a  scheduled four-year upgrade of the A63 running through the city centre. While the work is long overdue, those in the know also recognise it amounts to a very expensive sticking plaster when it comes to dealing with increasing traffic and congestion. So what should be done between the official opening of the new-look Castle Street in a few years’ time and the completion of the Lagoon Hull project somewhere on the distant horizon? And is the answer already staring us all in the face ? Tim Rix at the launch of Lagoon Hull (Image: Neil Holmes) Well, it might be if you happen to travel under various bridges which form part of the route of the elevated dock railway line which snakes its way over various main roads in the city before heading west. Thanks to those pesky Victorians, the line remains a considerable asset for Hull. However, despite a hefty £14.5m investment a few years ago


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