Weekend closure of A63 in Hull for major road improvement work
The A63 will be closed this weekend as major road improvement work is carried out.
But it is just the start of the disruption, with further improvement works starting in September that will last until spring 2021.
Highways England will conduct essential maintenance to “enhance safety” and improve lighting in several stages over several months.
Work will start near Princes Quay from 8pm on Friday, August 21, with engineers connecting the drainage to the main sewer under the A63 carriageway to prevent flooding from rainwater.
The eastbound carriageway will be closed from then until 6am on Monday, August 24, with signed diversions in place.
And starting from September 1, engineers will start work to replace ageing safety barriers in the central reservation and verges from the M62 junction 38 to South Cave.
There will also be new street lighting and signage. The road surface will be repaired, and road markings and studs renewed.
A new concrete central reservation barrier is also being installed along a five-mile stretch from Western Interchange to Daltry Street and steel safety barriers in the verges are also being replaced.
To carry out the barrier work safely and keep disruption to a minimum a variety of road closures are required, although only one section will be shut at a time in each direction.
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The M62 junction 38 to A63 between South Cave and North Cave barrier scheme will require:
- A number of full overnight carriageway closures from junction 37 through to South Cave either eastbound or westbound and lane two closed in the opposite carriageway
- Full closure of eastbound footpath from the junction of Annie’s Med Lane and Pinfold to the A1034 (an alternative route is available via South Cave or Elleker Lane and Willow Flats) and footpaths next to the A63
The A63 Western Interchange to Daltry Street barrier scheme will coordinate work with the nearby A63 Castle Street scheme to ensure traffic management arrangements can be shared and disruption to drivers minimised.