Humber Bridge work delayed due to traffic increase

Published: Thursday 28th May 2015 by KCFM

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The multi-million pound project was due to be finished this Spring, but still isn’t yet complete.

Work to upgrade the Humber Bridge tolls has been delayed – and might not be completed until the end of the year.

The multi-million pound project was due to be completed this spring, but an increase in vehicles meant the Bridge Board had to reassess traffic management.

Once completed, the bridge will have the UK’s first hybrid electronic toll collection – which will allow users to cross without having to stop.

Bridgemaster Peter Hill believes the impact, once the work is complete, will be hugely positive:

“As soon as the new system is implemented, people can use the free flow lanes and the electronic tolling at the booths. There’ll be no reason for any queues ever to develop again at the Humber Bridge due to being held up at the tolling.”

Me Hill says the rise in traffic is actually great news:

“We’ve actually had around a 26% increase in traffic since the tolls dropped. It did leave managing the traffic at a bit of a disadvantage. We took measures to increase the number of lanes available and that did mitigate some of the delays, but unfortunately it didn’t manage to do away with them.”

He says there will be great improvements for regular users:

“The vast majority of our customers are regular users and we think they’ll find it very very easy and convenient to manage their account online, to pay a standing order, rather than having to pull up and pay each time they cross.”

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Published: Thursday 28th May 2015 by KCFM

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