Three major infrastructure schemes have been given final approval in Hull and East Yorkshire as part of the government’s Getting Building Fund.
Launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has now signed off £9.5 million of the £13.4 million allocated this year.
This will now mean that three major projects can now go ahead including; the Hull & East Yorkshire Cycle Route Delivery Programme – Phase One, which is a programme of cycle infrastructure facility upgrade and addition, focusing on Beverley Road (A1079) and the route from Cottingham to the city centre.
Also, the Hull and East Yorkshire Highways Resilience Programme will start. This programme will support road maintenance schemes on A roads and others in the city ahead of the major construction work on the £355 million A63 Castle Street scheme. The final programme is a homes building project.
Stephen Parnaby OBE, chair of Humber LEP, said: “I am delighted the Humber LEP board has committed funding to these three important projects, which will support the region’s businesses, see new homes built, improve our roads and encourage more people to cycle.
“All these projects will not only provide new jobs and safeguard existing jobs, but will also help support the Humber’s mission to become net-zero by 2040. Though the 18-month turnaround for delivering these projects is tight, on completion they will provide lasting benefits for those living and working on the north bank of the Humber.”
The business case for each project has now been developed and assessed to make sure the schemes provide value for money and are deliverable in the timescale. They will be managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council.