Roadworks in place in Hull.
Roadworks in Hull.

Motorists warned to avoid travelling into Hull this weekend as critical road improvements take place

Motorists in Hull are being asked to avoid travelling around the city this weekend, as critical roadworks take place to improve the city’s transport network.

A number of essential roadworks are currently taking place across Hull, including the multi-million pound upgrade to Stoneferry Corridor, improvements to Hessle Road, Anlaby Road and Holderness Road, and the major upgrade to the A63.

This weekend will also see the closure of the A63, so that the final stages of work to Murdoch’s Connection can take place before its official opening. Yorkshire Water will also be rerouting the sewers to allow for construction of the new underpass, and Myton Bridge is also being repaired. The bridge will be raised so engineers can replace a number of plates.

To complete the work as safely and quickly as possible, the A63 will be closed between Ferensway and Roger Millward Way from 8pm on Friday 29 January until 6am on Monday 1 February. Traffic will be diverted via the A164, A1079, Sutton Road and Marfleet Lane.

The proposed diversion route for this weekend’s closure of the A63.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: “As Highways England are carrying out some essential works this weekend, this will cause some traffic disruption and delays.

“We are currently finishing off the work to three of our major roads, so other traditional diversions are not readily available. There is never an ideal time to do roadworks, but at least undertaking this work during the lockdown should impact on less people than normal.”

Work across the city is currently taking place, including –

Scheme Location Completion date
Stoneferry Corridor Chamberlain Road to Sutton Road/Holwell Road roundabout Summer 2021
Holderness Road Diadem roundabout to Ganstead roundabout Spring 2021
Hessle Road Full length Spring 2021
Anlaby Road Full length Spring 2021
Endike Lane Willowfield and Oldstead Avenue Friday 12 February
Staveley Road Marfleet Lane and Hopewell Road Sunday 14 February

Councillor Hale continued: “Many of these works have to be delivered within a certain timeframe as stipulated by the Department for Transport, who have provided Hull City Council with a funding boost for these major scheme improvements.

“The majority of these works should be completed by the end of March. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank motorists for their patience as this work take place.”

To keep up-to-date with roadworks, visit One Network.