The work will improve and enhance the Fruit Market.

Busy Holderness Road route to benefit from additional road improvements

Work to improve a key section of Holderness Road, between Diadem roundabout and Ganstead roundabout, will begin next year.

A full carriageway reconstruction will take place, providing a safer road surface for motorists.

Work to improve parts of Holderness Road is already taking place, thanks to a major investment boost from central Government.

And now the local authority will contribute £380k to the scheme starting next year, which forms part of the Hull and East Yorkshire Highways Resilience Programme, delivered in conjunction with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, following a successful bid to the Humber LEP for funding from the government’s Getting Building Fund.

Overall, the programme will treat four sections of A road, three within the East Riding and one within Hull.

In total, £2m has been awarded for this programme through the Getting Building Fund: £1.5m for the East Riding and £0.5m for Hull. Both councils will add a local contribution to deliver the works.

Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “This funding is excellent news for the city’s road-users. These repairs are urgent and cannot be funded through the annual maintenance programme as the predicted costs exceed the yearly budget by a significant amount, so this funding is very much welcomed.

“It will complement the ongoing works in Holderness Road, and improving transport connectivity for this busy route in the city.”

Councillor Chris Matthews, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for Strategic Property and Infrastructure, added: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure this funding for these very important schemes in Hull and the East Riding, which will lead to significant improvements for road users in both areas.”

Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “We’re really pleased to support these urgent road repairs on Holderness Road in Hull through the Getting Building Fund. The scheme, totalling £2m across both Hull and the East Riding, will enable local authorities to make road improvements vital to getting both people and goods moving in their respective regions.”

The A165 Holderness Road is one of the main commuting routes from mid Holderness into Hull, and was selected for this funding boost as it plays a key strategic role in terms of connecting residential areas and smaller towns and villages to key local facilities including employment sites, healthcare facilities and education provision.

Gaia by Luke Jerram. Picture: Natural Environment Research Council