Tackling traffic congestion is a top priority for Hull City Council.
Tackling traffic congestion is a top priority for Hull City Council.

£30m to be invested in city’s transport network

Plans have been approved to bring investment to be spent on the city’s transport network up to £30 million.

The approved plans will see street lighting, traffic lights and cycling infrastructure benefit from maintenance and upgrade works.

It builds on plans approved in September 2017 that set out a three-year programme of works to improve 30.5 miles of public highway.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “Roads, pavements and bridges are part of our core infrastructure, and maintaining these crucial aspects of our city means that we are able to deliver an environment for people to travel, work and visit.

“The vast majority of the works will be taking place outside of the city centre, and demonstrates the council’s overall commitment to expanding Hull’s transport network by investing in schemes to tackle congestion, repairing worn road surfaces, and maintaining our bridges.”

Major schemes including Stoneferry Road Corridor, the Kingswood road network and the development of a northern park and ride feasibility study will be top of the council’s proposals over the next few years.

Councillor Hale continued: “There’s a real drive to improve our transport provision, and with the long-term investment over the A63 already underway, our city’s transformation is continuing.”