Roadworks are to begin in Hull.
Roadworks are taking place across Hull.

Warnings issued for overrun roadworks in Hull

Since April 2020 Hull City Council has issued 12 warning notices for overrun roadworks.

Since the authority introduced a robust permit scheme, utility companies and council schemes are required to submit plans for works which affect traffic flows up to 12 weeks in advance.

At present, utility companies approach Hull City Council for permits in order to carry out planned essential repairs, however in the likelihood of an emergency, road work permits are often issued within hours so that an essential repair can be undertaken.

If works are not completed within their designated timeframe, utility companies including water, gas and electric will face warnings and a potential fine.

The same notices can also be applied to works which the council has commissioned.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, regeneration and planning, said: “The council has been actively considering this action for a number of months now.

“We understand that these works are essential, as they are maintaining crucial electricity, gas and water supplies to many residents and businesses across the city.

“However we also understand the frustration that these works can cause, and we ask motorists to bear with us.

“Our long-term vision is to make Hull a cycling friendly city, and if just five per cent of motorists chose a more sustainable form of transport then we would see a significant reduction in congestion levels. But in order for this to work, our roads must be able to be used and planned works must take place within their designated timeframe so people have confidence in using them.”

Many of the utility works are now taking place as there is a backlog to address following the Covid-19 pandemic. Now lockdown has eased, works will be taking place over the summer period when traffic is usually lighter on the roads.

Works taking place in Hull include:

Organisation Street name Start date Completion date Status
Northern Gas Networks High Street 25/05/2020 23/08/2020 Planned
Northern Gas Networks Dock Office Row 01/06/2020 23/08/2020 Planned
Northern Gas Networks Charlotte Street 01/06/2020 23/08/2020 Planned
Northern Gas Networks George Street 08/06/2020 23/08/2020 Planned
Northern Gas Networks Beverley Road 11/06/2020 27/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Gas Network Wincolmlee 22/06/2020 23/08/2020 Planned
Northern Powergrid Porter Street 01/07/2020 28/07/2020 Planned
Northern Gas Network Wincolmlee 06/07/2020 27/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Gas Network Endike Lane 13/07/2020 27/07/2020 Planned
Northern Powergrid Beverley Road 14/07/2020 27/07/2020 Urgent
Northern Gas Network Chamberlain Road 16/07/2020 27/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Gas Network Paragon Street 16/07/2020 27/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Powergrid Hedon Road 17/07/2020 29/07/2020 Urgent
Northern Gas Network Charterhouse Lane 20/07/2020 23/08/2020 Planned
Yorkshire Water Princes Avenue 20/07/2020 24/07/2020 Urgent
Yorkshire Water Clough Road 20/07/2020 24/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Gas Network Queens Road 20/07/2020 14/09/2020 Planned
Yorkshire Water Sutton Road 20/07/2020 31/07/2020 Planned
Northern Gas Network Sculcoates Lane 21/07/2020 27/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Gas Network Southcoates Lane 21/07/2020 30/07/2020 Emergency
Northern Gas Network Hall Road 22/07/2020 30/07/2020 Urgent
Northern Powergrid Southcoates Lane 22/07/2020 28/07/2020 Urgent
Hull City Council Stoneferry Road 22/06/2020 31/07/2020 Planned
Hull City Council Freetown Way 26/06/2020 25/08/2020 Planned

 

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