A63 Castle Street – Princes Quay Bridge and Roger Millward Way

This is the first phase of the A63 Castle Street scheme. A pedestrian footbridge crossing the A63 and roundabout improvements at Roger Millward Way.

Region:  North East
Start date:  Autumn 2018
Cost:  £22.3 million – Princes Quay Bridge, £6 million – Roger Millward Way
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Spring 2020
Programme:  

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We’re building a landmark pedestrian footbridge, accessible to cyclists and wheelchair users, crossing the A63 between Princes Dock to the north and Humber Dock (Hull Marina) to the south.

The bridge, which has received a funding contribution of £4 million by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, is the first phase of the A63 Castle Street improvements scheme and will create better pedestrian links in Hull city centre.

Humber LEP logo                 NPH logo

Alongside this, we’re making improvements at Roger Millward Way (formerly known as Garrison Road). The existing junction will be improved with a ‘hamburger’ design, which provides a new road running through the middle of the roundabout creating the burger shape. This will ease congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

These two large projects will be co-ordinated and carried out together to cause the least disruption to the public on the A63. They will be carried out by the same contractor.

This also means that all work can be scheduled to minimise our overall time on site and make the best use of the funds available.

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What's next?

Since starting on site we’ve made great progress, completing all the complex foundations and fabricating the bridge off site.

The 60m-long, 150-tonne bridge is too big to deliver to site fully-assembled, so is arriving in large individual sections at our Myton Street site. The pieces will be welded together and prepared before electrics are installed for lighting. Once this work is done, the bridge can be driven the short distance to the site where it will be placed into its permanent position over the A63.

During construction, we’ll keep you informed along the way. We’ll display information on the site fencing, send regular newsletters and update our website. You can keep up to date on Twitter by searching for #A63HullPQbridge.

You can also check the planned roadworks below if you’re travelling through the area so you can plan your journey to be as hassle free as possible.

Why we need this scheme

The bridge is an important part of the A63 Castle Street improvement scheme which will allow pedestrians and cyclists to move freely across the A63.

The improvements at Roger Millward Way are needed to ease congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The scheme in detail

The bridge scheme consists of:

  • access to improve crossing facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users over the A63
  • a landmark architectural design
  • enhanced public urban environment

The Roger Millward Way roundabout upgrade is a ‘hamburger’ type design consisting of:

  • full signalisation of the roundabout
  • construction of two lanes in either direction through the centre of the roundabout creating a ‘hamburger’ type design allowing the A63 to flow straight through the roundabout
  • improved pedestrian and cycle facilities

Aims

The bridge aims to:

  • help to support the local economy by better linking the city centre to the waterfront
  • be a landmark piece of infrastructure and architecture for the city of Hull
  • act as a safe pedestrian and cyclist route to cross the A63 during the main A63 Castle Street scheme work

The improvements at Roger Millward Way roundabout aim to:

  • reduce congestion and smooth the flow of traffic to improve travel times, making journeys more reliable
  • improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists by including upgrades to pedestrian and cycle facilities

Spurn Lightship

The Spurn Lightship was moved to a mooring on the south-east side of Hull Marina on 5 September 2018 and will remain there for the duration of work on the bridge. This is because we’re building a platform that extends out into the marina to accommodate the southern access ramps where the Spurn Lightship was previously moored.

A video below shows the ship being moved.

The vessel will stay moored within the marina until 2021 and it is planned that it will receive specialist conservation to ensure its long-term preservation. The vessel will then be moved to a new permanent home in Hull Marina. You can keep up to date on the Spurn Lightship on Hull City Council’s website.

Spurn Lightship

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A63 westbound between the A1079 and the junction with the A1166 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 October 2019 to 06:00 on 9 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A63 westbound between the junctions with the A1165 and the A1079 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A63 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 October 2019 to 2 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 November 2019 to 9 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A63 westbound between the A1079 and the junction with the A1166 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 October 2019 to 2 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 November 2019 to 9 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm

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