A63 Castle Street

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

Region:  North East
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  £355 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2024-25
Programme:  

Progress report

The development consent order application, which is similar to planning permission, was granted on Thursday 28 May 2020. Further information on the application can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. 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?

The DCO comes into force on Thursday 18 June and we’ll then start work to mobilise the main office at Wellington Street, divert utilities to enable construction and begin preparing Trinity Burial Ground in order to install the tent required for the archaeological work.

Project newsletters will be issued on a regular basis going forward.

Timeline

Date Event
June 2020 Start of construction work
June 2020 Mobilisation of office compound at Wellington Street
June 2020 Start of works in Trinity Burial Ground
Summer 2021 Start of work for Underpass
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 the 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

Work to tidy and clear overgrown vegetation in Trinity burial ground has been ongoing since January 2020. As part of this work archaeologists have been recording the monuments and other features such as the walls. In 2015 we undertook archaeological investigations at Trinity burial ground to help us plan for the construction of the scheme. To find out more, download our fact sheet.

Gaol

We will also be investigating the area of land to the north east of the burial ground which was the site of an old Gaol. The Gaol was opened in 1785 and parts of the walls are likely to remain despite the site being used later for industrial purposes such as a sawmill and lead works. We will look to archaeologically excavate and record this area.

Project media files and documents

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A180 westbound between the junctions with the A1173 and the A160 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The A180 eastbound between the A160 and the junction with the A1173 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 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 22:30 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:40 pm
Location : The A63 eastbound between the junctions with the A1034 and the A15 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:40 pm
Location : The A180 westbound between the A1173 and the junction with the M180 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A180 eastbound between the M180 and the junction with the A1173 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:10 pm
Location : The A180 westbound between the junctions with the A160 and the M180 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A180 eastbound between the junctions with the M180 and the A160 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A63 eastbound between the M62 and the junction with the A15 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:30 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:42 pm
Location : The A63 eastbound. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:03 on 3 May 2020 to 06:00 on 5 April 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:26 pm

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