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Public realm to be transformed in Hull’s popular Fruit Market

Plans to transform the streets in the popular Fruit Market area have been revealed.

As part of the ongoing regeneration of the Fruit Market, a number of improvements have been identified so that it is in keeping with the rest of the area’s public realm transformation.

These include reconstructing and resurfacing work in Queen Street and Humber Street including the footpaths, and the installation of a new zebra crossing in Humber Street.

The work will take place in phases. The first section will improve the area located between Blackfriargate and Humber Street. The footpaths on both sides of Queen Street will also be resurfaced with Kellen paving, to match the materials used in the city centre’s public realm.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “The Fruit Market is a vibrant, contemporary part of the city, and these works which are taking place near the flood barrier, will not only complement the new multi-storey car park and Arco site, but also link the heart of the city centre’s public realm with its fantastic waterfront.

The improvement works are scheduled to start in April.

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