Work approved to ease Hull hospital bottleneck

Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Hull drivers can expect the city’s notorious bottleneck around Hull Royal Infirmary to be greatly eased from this summer.

City councillors have given approval for £680,000 work to begin on Anlaby Road improvements.

These will see diversions to cables and utility pipes during next month or March. Highway widening will commence in April or May and finish 12 weeks later.

Martin Mancey, Hull City Council Cabinet and Portfolio Holder for Energy City, with responsibility for Transport, said: “Once completed, it will improve traffic flow and relieve congestion – particularly important for ambulances entering the hospital, as well as countering criticisms from motorists regarding the Anlaby Road bus lane.

“There will inevitably be some disruption to traffic whilst the works are in progress, for which I apologise in advance.

“We will do everything in our power to minimise disruption, but, once completed, it will provide a significant benefit to all road users.”

The announcement comes after the council agreed to buy hospital land to facilitate both the carriageway widening and the other works.

The upgrade will see better traffic flow with drivers benefiting from a couple of straight-ahead lanes from both directions.

Copyright Press Association 2016

Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by The News Editor

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