A63 Castle Street

Proposals to improve a section of the A63 Castle Street in Hull.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2019-20
Cost:  £355 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2024-25
Programme:  

Progress report

We submitted a development consent order application for the scheme in September 2018 and further information on the application and the process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. The Secretary of State will make a decision on the development consent order and this is expected to happen in March 2020.

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.

What's next?

We expect to start construction of the scheme soon after the development consent order decision is made in March 2020. The first phase of work will be to divert utilities, and work in Trinity Burial Ground.

We will start some site investigation and preparation work in January 2020.

Timeline

Date Event
March 2020 Secretary of State Decision
March 2020 Start of construction work
Spring 2025 Scheme completion

Why we need this scheme

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.

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 a new bridge over the A63 at Porter Street.

Aims

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

Archaeology

Trinity burial ground

We've 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’s 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

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A63 eastbound between the junctions with the A15 and the A1166 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 31 January 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 31 January 2020 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:42 pm
Location : The A63 eastbound between the A1034 and the junction with the A15 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:03 am
Location : The A63 westbound between the A15 and the junction with the A1034 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:03 am

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