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Work starts on East Yorkshire’s £3.6 million salt cellar – which will hold 3,500 tonnes of salt
2021-08-24 12:20:00
Work has started on building East Yorkshire's biggest and most expensive salt cellar. Costing £3.6 million, the new National Highways compound at the Green Park Business Park off the M62 near Newport will eventually house up to 3,500 tonnes of salt. Stocks of the mineral will be used to salt more than 70 miles of the the A63 and M62, from Hull's eastern docks to Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire. READ MORE: Emergency services remain at Humber Bridge in 'ongoing incident' The new compound will also feature a workshop for vehicle maintenance, three gritters, storage space for snowploughs and a single-storey office. There will also be parking for 21 cars and ten bicycles and electrical vehicle charging points will be installed. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. As well as keeping the roads safe in winter, the facility will also be used as an equipment store and for the deployment of year-round maintenance activities such as roadworks, grass-cutting and litter-picking. An architect's drawing of the new National Highways offices at Newport Due to be ready next summer, it will replace a current compound near South Cave leased by National Highways, which has recently changed its name from Highways England. Simon Boyle, National Highways regional director for Yorkshire and the North East, said: “We are delighted to be starting work on this new facility that will help keep road users safe in the grip of winter. “Just as South Cave does now, the Green Park location will give us good access to the M62 and A63 meaning we can respond to conditions quickly and efficiently, salting these key strategic routes at optimum times. “South Cave has served us well but having a new site under National Highways ownership means it is more cost effective to our business and therefore to the taxpayer.” The new salt barn complex at Newport aims to help tackle the worst of the winter weather on the A63 and the M62 in East Yorkshire The contract to design and build the compound has been awarded to construction and infrastructure group Kier. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Alan Smith, operations director at Kier, said: “This new building will house vehicles, salt and other maintenance products to allow National Highways to effectively maintain local roads and support road users in East Yorkshire. “Over the duration of this project, we will be using modern methods of construction and we are proud to be working with a number of local and skilled supply chain partners to help us deliver this important new infrastructure.” Construction is not due to impact traffic on either the M62 or local roads and is expected to be complete in May 2022. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now

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