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Cabinet to consider highway improvement scheme for Middlesex Road 

Later this month, Hull City Council’s Cabinet will deliberate on a report that proposes a highway improvement scheme for Middlesex Road. 

The report seeks approval to fund and implement the improvement scheme in conjunction with the proposed Ings affordable housing development, which is set to see at least 324 affordable new homes built on-site over the coming years. 

By synchronising the two projects, the council aims to maximise efficiency and minimise disruption for residents and road users. 

If approved, the highway improvement scheme will involve reconstructing the surface of the highway on Middlesex Road that has deteriorated, to enhance safety for road users. 

The scheme would also widen the width of the carriageway in specific locations, enhancing route alignment. Additionally, it will reconfigure bus stop placements and align existing traffic calming measures with the housing development. 

Amendments are also being proposed to reconfigure the junctions at each end of Middlesex Road to improve general access, especially for buses. 

Ruth Stephenson, head of highways, transport strategy, and design at Hull City Council, said: “Our goal is to create a seamless transition between the proposed new housing development and Middlesex Road. By coordinating these efforts, we can ensure that the best scheme is delivered.” 

If approved, the scheme will be part funded by the council with the housing developer delivering the reconfigured traffic calming measures. 

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