Wincolmlee runs alongside the River Hull.
Wincolmlee runs alongside the River Hull. Picture: Ian S at (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Wincolmlee road closure for essential electricity network upgrades

A section of Wincolmlee will close for up to five weeks to allow for essential upgrades to the electricity network.

The work will be carried out by Northern Powergrid from Monday January 31, and will require the road to be closed in both directions between Wilmington Bridge and Air Street.

A fully signed diversion will be in place. Owing to the nature of the excavations, access cannot be maintained for emergency services.

View a detailed map of the closure and diversion route at

Cllr Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for roads, highways and transport said: “Northern Powergrid has advised us that these upgrades are necessary to ensure the electricity network continues to operate reliably and safely.

“The work will require this section of Wincolmlee to be closed for up to five weeks, but will protect the network against future problems that would force emergency road closures.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and thank motorists for their patience during these works.”

For more information, contact Northern Powergrid:

General Enquiries: Call 0800 011 3332 (24 hours).
Power cuts: Call 105
Emergency 24-hour number: (Yorkshire & N.Lincs) 0800 375 675

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