Hull A63 footbridge gets green light

Published: Thursday 24th September 2015 by The News Editor

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Funding has been secured for a new multimillion-pound footbridge in Hull.

The Highways Agency says construction work will begin in due course, with a view to completion in time for the City of Culture celebrations in 2017.

It will stretch over the A63, one of the busiest roads in East Yorkshire, connecting the Princes Quay centre with the waterfront.

Councillor Martin Mancey of Hull City Council, who is responsible for transport infrastructure in the city, describes formal confirmation of the funding for the bridge as welcome news.

The Highways Agency says the cost of the structure will be capped at £11.5 million, with the local authority providing £4 million.

It is part of a £75 million improvement scheme to the A63 in East Yorkshire, which aims to improve journey times with a new underpass and two new pedestrian bridges over the road.

The 0.9 mile project will lower the road into a cutting at Mytongate Junction so Ferensway and Commercial Road can pass over it.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Thursday 24th September 2015 by The News Editor

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  • David Hannant

    Great idea, now all the poor people in Hull wont have to risk their lives going across a busy
    road to look at all the rich peoples boats !

  • Mark Gill

    About time the marina and the quay side had easier access need cafe bars around there also need to get Hull into the 21st century

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