We consulted on the scheme in 2013 and January 2017 and since then we‚Äôve been developing the scheme further. This includes completing additional environmental and traffic assessments, and refining the initial design in preparation for the development consent order application, which is similar to a planning application. Consultations with affected people will continue until the development consent order is submitted.
The scheme boundary can be found under the media and documents section.
Our development consent order application will include a consultation report, which will provide a summary of responses from all our consultations since 2013. These outline how your responses have been taken into considerations in refining the scheme design reports. Following the development consent order submission, a pre-examination stage will begin, when there is an opportunity for members of the public to register as an interested party via the Planning Inspectorate website and request to take part in the examination process.
|Late summer||Development consent order application|
|March 2020||Start of work|
Why we need this scheme
Mytongate junction restricts the flow of traffic along the A63, slowing journeys. This busy road has approximately 47,000 vehicles travelling along it each day. Delays at peak times 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.
The scheme in detail
We plan to create a new junction by lowering the level of the A63 at 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 two new bridges over the A63:
- at Porter Street
- a bridge in front of Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Completion of the scheme will provide:
- improved access to the Port of Hull
- congestion relief
- improved safety
- improved connections between the city centre to the north and developments, and tourist and recreational facilities to the south
Trinity burial ground
We have successfully completed archaeological investigations at Trinity burial ground. This work has been extremely important in helping us to plan for the construction of the Castle Street improvement scheme. The investigation has also provided a significant amount of historical information about the burial ground and Hull itself.
To find out more, download our fact sheet.
Marina and north side of Castle Street
In March 2016 we started investigating parts of Hull‚Äôs medieval defences to understand more about the history of Hull and the people who lived here. Around 700 years ago, brick walls and ditches were built to protect the town from invaders, but these have since crumbled away or been removed. Our work aims to discover where the old walls were built. It also means that archaeologists can understand more about what they were made of and how they were constructed.
Project media files and documents
Section 48 notice
Statement of Community Consultation
Public consultation - June 2013
Preferred route announcement leaflet
Public consultation - May 2009
Public consultation exhibition | Scheme information from the 2009 consultation
Appraisal summary table
Public consultation report | January 2010
Scheme assessment report | February 2010
A63 Castle Street scheme plan
Roadworks and Events for England
The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England
Breaking News: Traffic Information
The latest current breaking news items for England's motorway network