The A63 bridge
Hull's new landmark bridge will moved into its final position over the A63 this weekend.

Road closures as Hull’s A63 bridge is moved into position

Road closures will be in place this weekend as the city’s new landmark bridge is moved into its final position over the A63.

The huge operation will see the 60-metre, 150-tonne bridge put into place from Friday 1 November at 8pm to Monday 4 November at 6am.

The road will be closed from the Mytongate roundabout to Roger Millward Way.

A separate diversion is in place for HGV vehicles.

Find diversion routes and the latest information here.

The Highways England project, which is the first phase of the A63 Castle Street scheme road improvement scheme, will shape the future of Hull and connect key sites in the city.

With traffic in the city affected during the move, the following advice is being issued to shoppers and commuters:

  • Allow extra time for journeys into the city centre over the weekend
  • Use public transport where possible if visiting the city centre
  • Expect congestion on the roads due to the improvements

Once in place, the bridge will enable pedestrians and cyclists to cross the busy dual carriageway.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “This is a major piece of infrastructure for our city and will make a huge improvement to transport flow along the A63, as well as connecting the city centre to the waterfront.

“Whilst we will shortly see the installation of the bridge, which is of the highest design standards and which my former colleague Martin Mancey and I fought long and hard for, there is still a lot of technical work to complete before it formally opens in the spring.”

The bridge, which will have a new name when it is completed, will help link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock.

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