A63 Castle Street

We’re improving a section of the A63 Castle Street in Hull.

Start date March 2020
End date 2024-25
Cost £355 million

Latest updates

  • 11 June 2020

    Development Consent Order granted

    The development consent order application, which is similar to planning permission, was granted on Thursday 28 May 2020. Further information on the application can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

    The scheme boundary can be found under the media and documents section.

    We've also started building the landmark pedestrian footbridge at Princes Quay, accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users, crossing the A63 between Princes Dock to the north and Humber Dock (Hull Marina) to the south. More information on this can be found on the Princes Quay Bridge webpage.

    The DCO comes into force on Thursday 18 June and we’ll then start work to mobilise the main office at Wellington Street, divert utilities to enable construction and begin preparing Trinity Burial Ground in order to install the tent required for the archaeological work.

    Project newsletters will be issued on a regular basis going forward

  • 01 April 2020

    Development Consent Order - decision anticipated spring 2020

    We’re currently awaiting a decision on the development consent order by the Secretary of State. Construction of the scheme is expected to begin soon after the decision.

    We’ve submitted our development consent order application back in September 2018 and further information on the application and the process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

    The scheme boundary can be found under the documents section.

    Princes Quay footbridge

    We've also started building the landmark pedestrian footbridge at Princes Quay, accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users, crossing the A63 between Princes Dock to the north and Humber Dock (Hull Marina) to the south. More information on this can be found on the Princes Quay Bridge webpage.

    Landscaping proposals

    Over the last two months we’ve held a number of events to gather people’s views about the landscaping of the Myton Centre and Jubilee Arboretum areas. Following these events we’ll further refine the detailed design and will carry out the work as part of the wider scheme.

    Archaeology at Trinity burial ground

    A temporary boundary fence is already in place in Trinity burial ground with some site investigation and preparation work taking place. This is due to be completed by the end of March. Archaeologists will also begin to measure and record the physical features of the burial ground including the walls, tombs and burial markers.

Project information

Overview

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.

Gaol

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.

Documents

Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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