A63 Castle Street improvement

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

Region:  North East
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  ¬£392.5 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2024/25
Programme:  

Progress report

We consulted on the scheme in 2013 and January 2017 and since then we’ve 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.

What next?

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.

Timeline

Date Event
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

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 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’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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A63 westbound between the A1166 and the junction with the A1034 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The A63 westbound between the junctions with the A1079 and the A1166 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 26 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 7:02 pm
Location : The A180 eastbound between the A160 and the junction with the A1136 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 1 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 October 2018 to 9 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 10:10 am
Location : The A63 westbound between the A1166 and the junction with the A1034 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 24, 2018, 8:11 pm
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 : From 20:00 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1033 eastbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 27 September 2018 to 06:00 on 28 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A63 eastbound between the A1165 and the junction with the A1033 East. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A63 westbound between the A15 and the junction with the A1034 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A180 westbound between the A160 and the junction with the A15 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 October 2018 to 13 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 October 2018 to 20 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1033 westbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 27 September 2018 to 06:00 on 28 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1033 westbound. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 September 2018 to 06:00 on 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A1033 eastbound. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 September 2018 to 06:00 on 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A63 westbound between the A1033 East and the junction with the A1165 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 28 September 2018 to 06:00 on 29 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A180 westbound between the junctions with the A1173 and the A160 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 October 2018 to 13 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 October 2018 to 20 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm
Location : The A180 westbound at the junction with the A160 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 October 2018 to 13 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 October 2018 to 20 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 12:15 pm

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