Plans will be drawn up to help improve the layout of a number of roundabouts in Hull, after the council appointed Align Property Partners Limited to progress proposals for the Kingswood Area Action Plan (AAP) and Calvert Lane to their next stage.
In a decision record, published by the council on Friday 6 October, the Yorkshire-based contractor has been awarded the design services contract to produce the necessary plans for the projects that, when complete, will reduce congestion and enhance cycle routes.
With Kingswood expected to grow over the coming years, the AAP involves changes to five roundabouts to provide additional highway capacity to deal with any increased traffic as well as improving cycle lane infrastructure.
Highway improvements are proposed for the following:
- Raich Carter Way/Barnes Way Roundabout
- Roebank Roundabout (Raich Carter Way / Thomas Clarkson Way)
- Wawne Road/Bude Road Roundabout
- Ennerdale Leisure Roundabout
- Ennerdale/Sutton Rd Roundabout.
- Calvert Lane and Derringham Roundabout has also been identified as a pinch-point on the highway network.
A scheme has been developed and modelled, but further design work is required to progress this and incorporate improved cycle infrastructure.
“The council aims to provide a transport network where it is easy and convenient to walk, cycle or use public transport and that enables people to travel in safety and security using whatever form of transport they choose,” said Councillor Mark Ieronimo, cabinet portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways at Hull City Council.
“The appointment of the design services contract is an important step forward and will allow the council to speed up the process of delivering the much-needed improvements to the roundabouts in these locations.”
Once designed, the plans will be used for public consultation, which is anticipated to take place in spring next year with the aim of starting on site in autumn 2024.
Design development for all schemes will seek, where possible, to limit any impact on the network.
Hull City Council will consult the public and other stakeholders on the detailed plans and designs for each scheme before construction begins.