Major investment set to boost city’s roads

Hull City Council has today published a report detailing its most ambitious programme of road repairs across the city in the last few years.

If approved, the council will embark on programme of road repairs which will see over ninety per cent of road works taking place outside of the city centre.

A £23 million pound budget for major highways projects will be injected to carry out maintenance works as well as relieving congestion and enhancing traffic flow over the next three years.

Maintenance schemes will be carried out on a total of 30.5 miles, with 18.4 miles in 18/19 and 12.1 miles in 19/20 to repair the public highway, including both roads and footpaths.

Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder for economic investment and strategic transport, said:

“This comprehensive report includes details of major road and footway maintenance programmes, the vast majority of which are outside the city centre.

“The report also highlights several major highway schemes that will be progressed in 2018/19 to tackle traffic congestion in the city, as well as outlining further work to develop additional park and ride facilities.

“These extensive programmes are only possible as a result of the council’s decision to invest significantly more funding on highways schemes coupled with our success in securing external funding from the
Humber LEP and other sources, which+h has been granted in recognition of our overall ability to deliver real improvements to the city’s infrastructure.”

Schemes will be developed to tackle congestion on key routes including:

• Stoneferry Road
• A1105 Anlaby Road (west) and Calvert Lane
• Holderness Road/Mount Pleasant junction
• Hessle Road west/Askew Avenue
• Beverley Road/Inglemire Lane junction

Funding will also be made available to further develop the northern park and ride scheme and the sale of council-owned land to facilitate the construction of the A63 Castle Street Bridge for October 2018.
The report will also look at the development of a new road safety strategy, and proposals for counterterrorism measures in the city centre.

Councillor Mancey continued:

“This report demonstrates our overall commitment to expanding our transport infrastructure by allowing a degree of flexibility for schemes to be progressed when funding becomes available.”

Councillors will be asked to consider this report at Finance and Value for Money Overview and Scrutiny Commission on Friday 23 March.

The report will then be given full consideration by Cabinet on Monday 26 March 2017.

Link to report –