Plans to improve Hull’s transport infrastructure over the next few years have been revealed.
The highways capital programme is a plan which sets out which of the city’s transport network will benefit from maintenance and improvement schemes up until 2023.
It includes improvements to Walton Street, Danepark Road, and the work already ongoing to major routes including Stoneferry Corridor.
The plans also set out work to improve the public realm area in the Fruit Market which is due to begin in April this year, and the long-awaited upgrade of bottleneck junctions in Holderness Road, including the introduction of a right-turn into Kingston Shopping Centre and McDonalds, and installing a pedestrian crossing at Southcoates Lane.
Work will also begin in Priory Way in the next few months. Once completed, it has the potential to attract private sector investment of up to £25m and the creation of up to 280 new jobs.
Work to improve cycle lanes will be ongoing, with plans to improve footways for pedestrians in Holderness Road and Hessle Road.
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “In these schemes we are taking the opportunity to resolve a couple of long-standing highways issues. The introduction of a right turn into the shopping centre and McDonalds on Holderness Road will resolve the issue of long queues and traffic jams. Equally, residents have been fighting for a pedestrian crossing at Southcoates Lane for decades.
“We are delighted that the highways programme and the Active Travel cycling funding enables us to resolve these long-standing issues, which will be well-received by the public.”
It also details plans to enhance the Kingswood Area Action Plan with the relevant highways infrastructure, which will support new housing development over the next 15 years.
The report also sets out plans to introduce a six year contract for resurfacing works to residential streets across the city.
Councillor Hale said: “Not only are we improving some of Hull’s core roads, but we’re also mapping out plans to improve residential streets, demonstrating our commitment to improve roads across the city.”
The report will be discussed at the infrastructure and energy overview and scrutiny commission on Wednesday 10 March, and then at Cabinet on Monday 22 March.