Hull's roads
Roadworks are taking place in Hull

Priory Park improvements get under way

A £1.5m road improvement project to stabilise the embankment along Priory Park has begun.

The preparation works are taking place ahead of a widening scheme, which will take six months to complete.

The works are designed to allow investment on land near Henry Boot Way, unlocking up to 15,600 sq m of commercial floor space.

It could see private sector investment of up to £25m and the creation of up to 280 new jobs.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration, planning, land and property, said: “There are four proposed development schemes identified within Henry Boot Way, however the road network is close to capacity, especially at peak times.

“Improving Hull’s road network to support sustainable economic growth is a key priority for this council. By working together with our partners, we can ensure the city is better connected to economic centres across the north and beyond.

“It also releases further Enterprise Zone land, which Hull has the best track record in developing, creating jobs for local people.”

The Humber LEP Board approved the £1.5m funding, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership through the Humber’s Growth Deals.

The works have been designed to complement the existing programme of works by Highways England, so that disruption will be kept to a minimum.

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