Work to improve key transport routes in Hull began last week.
The multi-million pound Stoneferry Corridor works started on Monday 22 June, with site and vegetation clearance works in preparation for the main scheme.
Once completed, work to improve the footpaths will begin.
Smart cities technologies are also being adopted throughout the scheme to improve safety measures for cyclists and pedestrians and improve journey times.
The improvements will see 10 new controlled pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities, an upgrade of junction layouts to provide better traffic flow, 57,000 sq m of road resurfacing, 10,500 sq m of pavement resurfacing and 5.6 km of new and refurbished cycle and pedestrian paths.
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “These upgrades will transform this part of the city and improve traffic, cycle and pedestrian flows.
“The works are taking place outside of the city centre, demonstrating the council’s overall commitment to expanding Hull’s transport network by investing in schemes to tackle congestion and repairing worn road surfaces.”
Once completed, the Stoneferry Corridor project will aim to reduce congestion by nearly 50 per cent, cut down accidents by at least 40 per cent within the next 15 years and improve air quality for residents and businesses in the area.
The £8m project is jointly funded with £7.5m from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, plus £500,000 from Hull City Council.