Plans for a multi-million pound transport plan have been discussed at a consultation event.
Nearly a hundred residents and businesses shared views on the proposed Stoneferry Corridor project at a meeting on Tuesday.
Some expressed concerns over the Stoneferry/Woodall Street junction which, as proposed, would be a left turn only. As a result, the design will now be revisited.
The improvements to this area 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 paths.
A map of the proposed changes to Stoneferry Corridor
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “The main aim of this consultation was to listen to the views and concerns of those residents who this scheme impacts directly.
“As part of the feedback, some concerns were raised around the proposed left turn only from Woodall Street and it is only right that we listen to these concerns and take another look at the proposal. As a result of this, we will be revisiting the scheme designs to try and accommodate some of the changes requested. This is a clear example of positive and transparent council consultation with local residents on what is going to be a major road scheme.”
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.
Councillor Hale said: “With speeds averaging 5mph heading from Bransholme/Kingswood towards Stoneferry and Southcoates in the morning peak hours, and an average of 25 accidents per year, combined with high levels pollution, this scheme is critical.”
The work will begin in June and continue through to late summer 2020.
The £8m project is jointly funded with £7.5m from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, plus £500,000 from Hull City Council.
View the plans and submit feedback before Monday 25 March here.