Hull City Council is pleased to announce that work to one of the city’s busiest highways has been given the go ahead.
The major improvement scheme will see the removal of a notorious pinch point in Anlaby Road near the city’s hospital, Hull Royal Infirmary, enhancing the traffic flow and allowing two straight ahead lanes in each direction.
An agreement has been made to purchase land from the hospital site to enable the work to be undertaken and the carriageway to be widened.
Councillor Martin Mancey, Cabinet and Portfolio Holder for Energy City, with responsibility for Transport, said:
I am delighted to see this scheme is now progressing, one that I have been campaigning for since the initial plans were brought to light. It also highlights our commitment to our expanding transport infrastructure.
Once completed, it will improve traffic flow and relieve congestion – particularly important for ambulances entering the hospital, as well as countering criticisms from motorists regarding the Anlaby Road bus lane.
Diversions to utility pipes and cables should commence in February/March, with the highway widening works which will take 12 weeks to complete, due to start in April/May. It is anticipated that the total cost of the improvement will be £680,000.
Councillor Mancey added:
There will inevitably be some disruption to traffic whilst the works are in progress, for which I apologise in advance. We will do everything in our power to minimise disruption, but, once completed, it will provide a significant benefit to all road users.
I’m delighted the improvement will be in place before the anticipated influx of visitors for UK City of Culture in 2017.