A63 Castle Street
We’re improving a section of the A63 Castle Street in Hull.
We’re planning to create a new junction by lowering the level of the A63 at the Mytongate junction. Ferensway and Commercial Road would cross the A63 creating a split-level junction. Between Princes Dock Street and Market Place we propose to widen the eastbound carriageway to three lanes. We also plan to construct a new bridge over the A63 at Porter Street. These improvements will improve access to the port, congestion, safety and connections between the city centre and the tourist and recreational facilities.
Mytongate junction restricts the flow of traffic along the A63, causing congestion. It is used by approximately 47,000 vehicles each day and delays at peak times can cause problems for people and businesses. The A63 acts as a barrier between the city centre to the north and the retail and dock areas to the south. We need to create better connections between the two areas.
Trinity burial ground
Work to tidy and clear overgrown vegetation in Trinity burial ground has been ongoing since January 2020. As part of this work archaeologists have been recording the monuments and other features such as the walls. In 2015 we undertook archaeological investigations at Trinity burial ground to help us plan for the construction of the scheme. To find out more, download our fact sheet.
We will also be investigating the area of land to the north east of the burial ground which was the site of an old Gaol. The Gaol was opened in 1785 and parts of the walls are likely to remain despite the site being used later for industrial purposes such as a sawmill and lead works. We will look to archaeologically excavate and record this area.