Major repairs are taking place on a landmark Hull swing bridge next month to create safer and better journeys for the future.
Myton Swing Bridge, which carries the A63 over the River Hull, will undergo restorative work including bearing replacement, resurfacing, bridge joint work, waterproofing and barrier and lighting improvements.
Work will begin on the structure, which is owned by National Highways and maintained by Hull City Council, on Wednesday 2 November. It is currently expected to be complete in Autumn 2023.
National Highways Project Manager Elvis Agbodo said: “Once the repairs are complete, this will improve safety and reduce the need for future closures for emergency repairs as well as creating better journeys for people who visit, live and work in Hull.
“Over the past couple of years, there have been faults on the bridge which have required lane closures to fix them safely. It is vitally important major repairs are carried out now to prevent further, longer-term disruption.”
Once the site has been prepared for the work, a contraflow system will be put in place to allow traffic to flow while repairs are ongoing. A contraflow system separates traffic into different lanes across both carriageways to keep the road open and moving freely. In this instance, there will be two lanes of traffic running in each direction, with three lanes on the westbound approach, and one lane on the eastbound approach.”