Roadworks in place in Hull.
Roadworks are to take place in the city.

Work to improve roads in Hull will begin in summer

Plans to carry out roadworks across Hull are still ongoing.

Work behind the scenes to plan and implement road improvement schemes have been under way to take advantage of the reduced number of vehicles on the city’s highway network.

Improvement works to the north and south roundabouts in Mount Pleasant, Holderness Road, Great Union Street, Greenwood Avenue and Hessle Road will begin in the next few months as Hull City Council invests in resurfacing to improve the quality of the city’s roads.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration and planning, said: “These works are scheduled to take place over the early summer period when we expect traffic levels to remain well below the normal levels.

“We are currently delaying works that are likely to impact on parking capacity in residential areas for more than a few days, as we understand many residents are at home and large numbers of vehicles are parked in areas where our contractors need access to in order to complete any road improvements.

“However we trust residents in streets who are affected by the planned schemes will benefit from the improvements to their area and will assist us with short-term relocation of their vehicles to enable us to complete the works as swiftly as possible.

“I’d like to stress that emergency repair works are still taking place and that workers across all our schemes will be observing social distancing.”

Roadworks were paused in areas including Endike Lane and Pembroke Grove until a later date.

Hull City Council will also be laying a specialist surface treatment to 30 sections of road starting in July, in a bid to reduce potholes.

Councillor Hale said: “A number of repairs to footpaths are also due to be undertaken from next month where residents will be least inconvenienced by the works.”

The Stoneferry Corridor scheme has also been postponed until the end of May.

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