Hull is in the midst of a huge transformation to its transport system, with major works taking place across the city, including the A63, Stoneferry Corridor and critical utility repairs.
The current works are being undertaken by a number of organisations in addition to Hull City Council, including Highways England and Northern Gas Networks and include emergency repairs. The works are coordinated across the network to avoid pinch points, however the works currently taking place are essential.
Motorists are advised to plan their journey before travelling using One.Network, and to keep up-to-date with Stoneferry Corridor works download the Hello Travaux app on the App Store or Google Play.
Below is a breakdown of the roadworks currently taking place in Hull.
Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for highways said: “The detailed table gives motorists an idea of the work taking place in Hull, and should be a helpful tool when planning journeys.
“The work in Spring Bank West by Northern Gas Networks has now finished, offering much more efficient journey times for motorists using this route.
“The main impact which had been identified in regards to traffic flow, is the level of critical work taking place on the transport network. With the major upgrade by Highways England on the A63 taking place until 2025, any road repair the council or a utility company undertakes will inevitably cause some motorists double disruption.
“The second is in relation our cycling strategy. We will continue to monitor the impact both on increasing cycling but also on improving the efficiency of the bus network and their impact on traffic. We understand this is an ambitious strategy, but these measures are currently being trailed until later on this year.
“The A63 is undergoing a huge transformation that will make the arterial route and the surrounding network much more resilient. Once complete, it will add capacity and increase traffic flow speeds. However to undertake these works Highways England have had to close the Myton junction which will undoubtedly increase traffic onto the council’s local road network.
“However we will work to make changes to the network where we see there are benefits to all users. For example, the authority is investing in changing the access and ingress points to St Stephen’s to help visitors to the city centre, but also relieve traffic flows on Ferensway, and we will continue to make proactive changes like this throughout our roadworks schemes.
“We do understand the frustrations about the impact of these works and apologise for the inconvenience they are causing. Whilst we appreciate it is very difficult, motorists are asked to stagger journey times if they can, allow longer times for travel across the city and bear with us as these essential works take place to ensure public safety and improve Hull’s roads in the long-term.
“Once complete, the upgrades will offer improved transport infrastructure for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.”