The final phase of a £1.1 million project to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities along Beverley Road will start on Tuesday 1 August.
Hull City Council and its contractor, PBS Construction (N.E) Ltd, are delivering a programme of improvements at the Queens Road/Sculcoates Lane junction, including:
- Controlled pedestrian crossing facilities across Beverley Road and Queens Road.
- Cycle lanes through the junction, connecting the existing northbound and southbound cycle lanes already in place.
- A refresh of road markings within the junction.
- Repairs to the existing raised plant bed on the north-eastern side of Beverley Road.
Councillor Mark Ieronimo, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “When complete, these improvements will support our residents in choosing alternative forms of travel, like walking and cycling, for short journeys, for leisure or for their daily commute.
“We know from speaking to residents in the area that controlled pedestrian crossings on Beverley Road and Queens Road have been a priority and we are pleased to be delivering these as part of this final phase of works.”
The improvements to the Queens Road/Sculcoates Lane junction are the final phase of works in a much larger scheme which, when complete, will have seen more than 5km of Beverley Road revamped to create a safer environment for cyclists travelling along this main route into the city as well as better crossing facilities for pedestrians, enhancing the travel choices for those using Beverley Road.
The project was funded through an award of £2.7m from the Government’s Getting Building Fund and was allocated to Hull City Council by the Hull & East Yorkshire LEP to deliver improved cycle links in the region.
The work is anticipated to take around seven weeks to complete and will require traffic management measures.
To minimise disruption, work will be undertaken in four phases:
- Phase 1 – (1 August – 15 August) will require the nearside bus lane on Beverley Road to be closed to allow for widening of the carriageway on the southeast corner of the junction. Queens Road will also be narrowed westbound to allow for the existing island to be modified to improve the pedestrian crossing facility.
- Phase 2 – (15 August – 25 August) will require the southbound traffic to be realigned to allow works to modify the island on the south of the junction to improve pedestrian facilities for crossing Beverley Road.
- Phase 3 – (29 August – 8 September) requires temporary signals on an evening (7-11pm) to allow for resurfacing and line marking.
- Phase 4 – (11 September – 15 September) requires 24-hour temporary signals to allow for the new signals and signalised crossings to be installed.