Roadworks are to take place in Hull.
Roadworks will be taking place in the city

Work to improve key Holderness Road route begins next week

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

A full carriageway reconstruction will take place, providing a safer road surface for motorists, following a funding boost from central Government.

The work will be spilt into three phases in order to minimise disruption to motorists using this route.

Phase one will commence on Monday 18 January until Friday 22 January with lane closures from Diadem roundabout to Ganstead roundabout. Traffic management will be in place. And on Friday 22 January there will be a short closure from 7pm, until 6am on Saturday 23 January. Motorists will be diverted via Shannon Road.

During phase two which takes place from Monday 25 January to Sunday 21 February, contraflow traffic management will be in place and the northbound carriageway will be resurfaced with traffic running in both directions on the southbound carriageway.

And for phase three, the southbound carriageway will be resurfaced with motorists using the northbound section. This work will start on Monday 22 February until Sunday 21 March.

Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “We are carrying out this work in three stages, so we can try and minimise disruption to the travelling public.

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

“We apologise for any delays and ask that motorists are patient for the duration of these works.”

Access will be maintained for businesses, residents and emergency services for the duration of the works.

Bus services are also scheduled to continue as normal, however some stopping points will be suspended. Details of these changes will be included at affected bus stops.

Hull City Council has contributed £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. This follows a successful bid to the Humber LEP for funding from the Government’s Getting Building Fund, as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

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.”

Overall, the programme will treat four A road sections, 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.

The work in Holderness Road is being carried out by PBS Construction.

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