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Workmen sacked for shoddy footpath work on Hull’s multi-million pound Stoneferry Road project
2021-11-22 05:00:00
A sub-contractor has been sacked after carrying out shoddy work as part of an ongoing multi-million road improvement scheme in Hull. It comes after complaints about the poor quality of finished footpaths by the unnamed firm on the Stoneferry Road Corridor project in east Hull. It's the latest in a series of problems on the site which continues to cause huge congestion during the working week. For the latest traffic and travel news, click here. Initial works on the project started in 2019 with the aim of reducing congestion and improving traffic flow at a series of junctions along the route between Bransholme and Cleveland Street. Managed by the city council, it was originally awarded £7.5m by the now defunct Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to cover the cost of the works, which include road and pavement widening and resurfacing, new traffic light-controlled crossings for pedestrians and cyclists and 5.6km of new and refurbished cycle paths. An additional £3.9m was allocated to the project earlier this year by the council's cabinet after more serious carriageway faults were uncovered. The Stoneferry Corridor project continues to be a source of disruption (Image: Hull Live) The anticipated timetable for the project has also slipped, partly because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on staffing and supply chains. Having originally been scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020, the latest estimated finishing date for the full scheme is June next year. Find traffic updates in your area The on-going works along the route continue to cause major congestion both on Stoneferry Road and surrounding roads on most days. The decision to remove the sub-contractor was confirmed by transport portfolio holder Councillor Dean Kirk at a full council meeting. Councillor Dean Kirk at this week's full council meeting He said he had recently met with residents who had raised concerns over some of the work carried out on the scheme, seeing some of the footaths himself.. Cllr Kirk said he had subsequently aired their complaints in a meeting with officials from the project's main contractor which was also attended by council leader Daren Hale. He said: “I can tell the council the sub-contractor who carried out the defective work has been removed from the approved list of surfacing contractors on the Stoneferry Corridor project. Your Hull Live email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Hull and East Yorkshire direct to your inbox with the free Hull Live newsletters. You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here “This action prevents them from undertaking surface

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