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:  

Progress report

Princes Quay Bridge artist's impression

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, with preparations under way to start building the foundations of the bridge.

The arrival of a 132-tonne crane marks the start of bridge foundation work for Princes Quay Bridge. The crane, situated on the southern side of the A63 by Hull marina, will be used to drive 16 30-metre-long tubes of steel into the ground as part of the bridge foundations.

Once all the steel tubes are in place, work will switch to the northern side of the A63 where we’ll use a different method; we’ll drill five 30-metre holes using a huge ‘screw-like’ piece of equipment. All of this work forms part of the main foundation for the bridge and will allow engineers to remove tonnes of earth from each side of the road, ready to start installing the bridge.

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 eastbound between the A1165 and the junction with the A1033 East. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A63 eastbound exit slip to the A15 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 31 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 September 2019 to 7 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 September 2019 to 11 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1033 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A63 eastbound between the A1166 and the junction with the A1165 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1033 eastbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 21 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A1033 westbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A160 eastbound between the junctions with the A1077 and the A1173 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 9 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A63 eastbound exit slip to the A1033 North. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A180 eastbound between the junctions with the M180 and the A160 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A63 westbound. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A180 westbound between the junctions with the A160 and the M180 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A63 westbound between the A1033 East and the junction with the A1165 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 August 2019 to 29 August 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am

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  • georgina wnite

    Can i ask why there is no access for pedestrians frm the hessle rd side of the road to st andrews quay ?I needed to go to the b&q and Curreys but it is so dangerous trying to cross over ,the cars go at a fast speed and i dont think they expect anyone to be crossing the road there, Surely a footbridge could be built ,not everyone has a car and it would be a huge bonus for us walkers .Could anyone tell me who i can contact to put my views across ?

    • MA_Highways_England

      Dear Georgina,

      Thank you very much for your feedback. As this section of the A63 is outside our scheme boundary, I have passed it on to our operations department who have provided the following response:

      Thank you for getting in touch with us about this. We thought pedestrians making the journey you describe would use the A1166 shared use cycle way/footpath which leads you from Hessle road under the A63 at the roundabout to the shopping area (near McDonalds). Crossing a high speed road like the A63 on foot is something we would generally discourage. We don’t think a new footbridge is practical at the moment as the cost is likely to be more than we can fund from current budgets, because it would need to cross both the dual carriageway and the railway. If you would like to discuss the issue further you can contact us on our general e-mail info@highwaysengland.co.uk or enquiry number 0300 123 5000 and mention A63 near Hull and it will be directed to our local operations team.

      Kind regards

      Matt

  • Louise

    Hello, whilst the Roger Millward Way improvements are taking place, eastbound traffic on Myton Bridge is completely two lanes, with the inside lane being the normally unused section of road. I would like to flag that the condition of this temporary inside lane has deteriorated quite dramatically since it was being used for all traffic and one section of it is the quality of being off-road. It’s not pot holes as such, it is like it has disintegrated into ruts and holes. Not too bad in a slow moving car, but not travelling a higher speeds (within the speed limit) nor will it be safe for bikes/more susceptible traffic. How should I report please?

    • MA_Highways_England

      Hi Louise.
      We are aware the road condition in lane 1 has deteriorated and are looking to resolve this in the very near future as part of the Roger Millward Way Roundabout project. We are talking with our contractor, Interserve, about dates for the resurfacing road. If you have any further questions, please get in touch by emailing us at A63HullPQBridge@HighwaysEngland.co.uk.

  • MA_Highways_England

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for getting in touch about Roger Millward Way roundabout. We’re in the process of producing an easy to understand graphic that will show how the roundabout will be used. We’ll share this via our website in the next few weeks.

  • CfLHighways_England

    Hi Steve

    The graphic that shows how the Roger Millward Way roundabout will work is available on page 2 of the A63 Castle Street improvements Princes Quay Bridge and Roger Millward Way newsletter; you can access it at: http://assets.highwaysengland.co.uk/roads/road-projects/a63-castle-street-improvement-princes-quay-bridge/Princes+Quay+Bridge+newsletter_April+2019_Digital.pdf.

    The newsletter is issued quarterly and uploaded to the ‘documents’ tab on the scheme website (https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a63-castle-street-improvement-princes-quay-bridge-and-roger-millward-way/).

    I hope that this graphic helps. Please get in touch if you need any more information.

    Kind Regards

    Chris