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.
We’ve launched a dedicated webpage for the archaeology work that we’re carrying out as part of the A63 Castle Street scheme. There you will be able to keep up to date with all the latest finds and insights and how we’re piecing together Hull’s history.
You can also sign up for notifications so that every time the webpage is updated with new information you’ll receive an email.
To create the new underpass and junction upgrade at Mytongate we need to change the way the roundabout is used.
This will allow us to move traffic on the A63 so we can work more during the day and minimise disruption for residents and will be in place until the underpass has been built.
From Sunday 14 March drivers will not be able to turn right from all directions (from A63 eastbound and westbound, Ferensway and Commercial Road). Drivers travelling along Ferensway and Commercial Road also won’t be able to go straight on.
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This map shows where the closures will be at the junction.
The diversions at the junction are expected to add up to ten minutes to journeys so please allow extra time for your journey. We’ve kept them to our network as much as possible to avoid increasing traffic on the local roads.
Access to Myton Street from the A63 Street has also been closed with alternative access from Ferensway, Osborne Street and Waterhouse Lane.
A63 East/South movements
You won’t be able to turn right from the A63 into Commercial Road. Traffic should continue to Garrison roundabout and back.
A63 West/North movements
Drivers won’t be able to leave the A63 and turn right up Ferensway instead they should use Rawling Way roundabout and come back to go left up Ferensway.
A1079 South/West movements
Drivers travelling from Ferensway won’t be able to go straight on to Commercial Road or turn right along the A63. Instead they should turn left towards Garrison roundabout and back towards the Mytongate junction where they will then be able to continue along the A63 or turn left up Commercial Road.
Commercial Road North/East movements
Drivers travelling down Commercial Road won’t be able to turn right along the A63 or go straight ahead towards Ferensway. Instead drivers should turn left towards Rawling Way roundabout and come back to turn left up Ferensway or to continue straight along the A63.
As part of the changes, pedestrians/cyclists will no longer be able to cross the A63 at the existing controlled crossing at William Booth House and the Whittington and Cat public house.
Diversion routes will be in place with crossing points at Porter Street and across the new Murdoch's Connection.
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