Work to improve active travel links between Hull and the East Riding will begin next week.
More than 5km of Beverley Road will be revamped as part of plans to create a safer environment for cyclists travelling along this main route into the city.
Work will include new off-road cycle tracks on the north section of Greenwood Avenue up to the city boundary, new and improved signalled pedestrian crossing facilities at Station Drive, Queens Road and Inglemire Lane, low-level signals and early-start facilities for cyclists at key junctions along the route, widening of existing cycle lanes, providing improvements to the road surface and adding green branding to highlight the presence of cyclists to motorists.
Light segregation will also be installed, including flexible bollards offering physical segregation between the cyclists and motorists, with signed routes and additional road markings to assist cyclists where the route is also a combined bus lane.
Once complete, the route will link into the improved cycling infrastructure in Freetown Way, Spring Bank and the Cottingham to Hull city centre route via Station Drive.
The improvement work will take place in phases from Dunswell Roundabout to Ferensway to ensure there is minimum disruption to traffic.
Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “This is a fast, direct route that is useful for commuting by cycle, but currently has some gaps in cycle provision and is only really suitable for more experienced cyclists. The aim of the scheme is to make it safer for all cyclists and to encourage new or less experienced cyclists to give it a try.
“As Hull City Council works to fulfil a vision of getting 10,000 people active by 2025, creating a cycling network that connects the city and makes it a realistic transport choice for a greater number of people.
“The proposed schemes will enhance the route choice for cyclists and pedestrians, and ensure they are more visible when using these busy roads.”
Work will start on Monday 23 August, with the first phase taking place from Spring Bank to Wellington Lane and Greenwood Avenue to Hall Road.
Off peak road closures will be in place from 9.30am – 3.30pm.
Last year Hull City Council was awarded £2.7m from the Government’s Getting Building Fund, allocated by the former Humber LEP, towards delivering improved cycle links in the region and £500k of this will be used in the East Riding. The fund is now being managed by the Hull and East Yorkshire LEP (HEY LEP).
To view the initial consultation plans, please visit Hull Active Travel Commonplace.
Hull City Council has awarded a £1.15m contract to PBS Construction, a local civil engineering firm based in Hull.