Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed in an email to Emma Hardy that the improvement works to Castle Street in Hull will begin in March of 2020 writes Sarah Oughtibridge.
Emma Hardy MP for West Hull and Hessle confirmed in a statement:
“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 time frame that has been agreed.”
Miss Hardy has been working closely with Hull Council Transport Portfolio Holder Martin Mancey to ensure that both Government and City Council efforts compliment each other and those of the Highways England project manager.
Cllr Mancey said:
” Emma and I are both determined that there will be no more slippage on the programmes for delivering the bridge and the main scheme, and we are working very closely together to ensure the dates confirmed by the Secretary of State are adhered to”
Work on a temporary foot bridge over the busy road will begin next year.
One local worker told me:
“We’ve had to wait far too long for these improvements, it should have been started years ago”