The aim of the scheme is to reduce the impact of roadworks.

Walker Street to undergo essential carriageway repairs

Hull City Council has announced that essential repairs to Walker Street will commence next month. 

The work will improve and repair the existing carriageway in Walker Street from Rawling Way to Quantock Close, for the benefit of road users and pedestrians.  

The intention of the work is to resurface and reconstruct where the carriageway is deteriorating, to ensure the road provides a safe and even surface for traffic, and that it has adequate grip and skid resistance.  

The work will start on Monday 6 May and is planned to be completed by Friday 28 June – weather depending. 

Walker Street, Hull.

To allow this work to be done safely, it will be undertaken under full road closure in three separate phases. 

  • Phase one: Monday 6 May to Friday 24 May (resurfacing and repairing the carriageway between Redfern Close and Quantock Close). Diversion in place for Firethorn Close residents via the west end of Walker Street, and via the east end for Redfern Close residents. 
  • Phase two: Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June (resurfacing and repairing the carriageway between Linnaeus Street and Redfern Close – outside of Adelaide Primary School). Diversion in place for Vauxhall Grove and Redfern Close residents via the east and west ends of Walker Street. School access will be maintained. 
  • Phase three: Monday 3 June to Friday 28 June (resurfacing and repairing the carriageway between Rawling Way and Linnaeus Street). Diversion in place for Campbell Street residents and for those who use Walker Street permit parking bays via Harthill Drive. 

Access for emergency services and residents will be maintained throughout, with specific diversion plans in place for each phase. However, at times during the initial planing and final surfacing, access may be delayed for a short period of time.    

A full diversion route for non-residents will also be in place using Rawling Way, Anlaby Road, and Icehouse Road, depending on the direction of travel. 

The carriageway is currently in a deteriorated state.

Ian Cappleman, Highways Programme Manager at Hull City Council, said: “These are vital repairs which contribute to the Council’s statutory duty to maintain the public highway, which will make the road surface safe and even for all road users and pedestrians. 

“To carry out this work safely, there will be full road closures in place that will result in some disruption.  

“We thank local residents and road users in advance for their patience while we carry out these essential works.” 

The scheme will be funded by Hull City Council’s Highway Capital Programme and carried out by Wright Civil Engineering Limited on behalf of the Council.     

To keep up to date with the latest scheduled and emergency works taking place across Hull visit, or the Hull weekly roadworks update section on HullCCNews

Beverley Road, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 01 January, 2024. Pictured: The National Picture Theatre. The theatre was bombed and mostly destroyed during the Second World War. The air raid took place on the night of March 17th/ 18th, 1941.