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Transport Secretary confirms revamp of Hull's busiest road 'will begin in 2020'

The A63 in Hull is the city's busiest road. Credit: ITV

Building work on a multi-million pound scheme to improve Hull's busiest road will begin in March 2020, the Transport Secretary has confirmed.

Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy has revealed she has been given direct assurances over the A63 Castle Street underpass by Chris Grayling.

It comes after the £250million scheme, which involves the creation of an underpass at Mytongate and a new footbridge, was delayed for a fourth time earlier this year. Work to build the footbridge connecting the marina with the city centre is however due to start next year.

In a letter to the MP, Mr Grayling outlined the timetable for the work but stated there are a number of technical issues to iron out before an order to proceed is formally submitted next summer.

After months of pressing the Government on this issue, I am delighted that the Transport Secretary has finally confirmed the date on which work will commence on the Castle Street development.

This is by no means the end of the road as there are still a number of challenges to be addressed.

Constituents can rest assured that I will continue to press Highways England, Hull City Council and the Government to make sure that the project is delivered to the timeframe that has been agreed.

– Emma Hardy, Hull West and Hessle MP