Two multi-million pound projects in Hull will get underway in October, reducing congestion and improving conditions for pedestrians, Highways England has confirmed.
These key projects are the Princes Quay Bridge and Roger Millward Way roundabout improvements.
James Leeming, Senior Project Manager at Highways England, is delighted that work is ready to start on both schemes.
He said: “It’s great news that we’ll be starting work on these two key schemes. The bridge has been designed to allow further development around the waterfront and is an important part of Hull’s plans for the future.
“We’re carrying out these schemes together under one contractor to minimise disruption and to make the best use of the funds available.”
At Roger Millward Way, Highways England will add an extra lane through the middle of the roundabout and by introducing additional traffic signals, congestion will be reduced, and traffic flow will be smoother.
Costing £6 million, these roundabout improvements will help businesses in Hull by upgrading the access through this location; the investment is part of the government’s £220 million Congestion Relief Fund that is designed to tackle congestion in key strategic locations.
Princes Quay Bridge will cost £4 million and will link the marina with the southern end of Princes Dock.
Again, access will be improved for those who want to cross the A63.
Both upgrades are part of the £15 billion Road Investment Strategy that started in 2015, transforming the road network and improving connections between cities.
Councillor Daren Hale, the portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, is “thrilled” at the “vital” schemes for the city.
He said: “Following years of lobbying, it is thrilling to see the commencement of these schemes which are vital to Hull.
“The building of the pedestrian bridge is a core part of the A63 improvement scheme and the impact the bridge will have on Hull’s economy cannot be underestimated.
“The bridge will reunite the marina with the city centre by connecting the heart of the city to its thriving waterfront, and is a critical element of our long term regeneration plans.”