A63 ICONIC FOOTBRIDGE
The scheme includes a spectacular footbridge to provide a better and safer pathway between the city centre and the waterfront and Fruit Market regeneration sites. The bridge scheme is designed to provide a 5 meter wide pedestrian / cycle cable-stayed, accessible bridge immediately west of the ‘Ask Restaurant’ adjacent to the marina with spiral ramps and steps or lifts on the north and south sides of the A63 and the potential to link directly into Princes Quay at a later date.
The bridge, which has received a funding contribution of £4 million by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, is the first phase of the A63 Castle Street improvements scheme and will create better pedestrian links in Hull city centre.
Alongside this, we’re making improvements at Roger Millward Way (formerly known as Garrison Road). The existing junction will be improved with a ‘hamburger’ design, which provides a new road running through the middle of the roundabout creating the burger shape. This will ease congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
These two large projects will be co-ordinated and carried out together to cause the least disruption to the public on the A63.
The bridge is an important part of the A63 Castle Street improvement scheme which will allow pedestrians and cyclists to move freely across the A63. It’ll also help to support the local economy by better linking the city centre to the waterfront, and be a landmark piece of infrastructure and architecture for the city of Hull.
Who is involved?
- Highways England
- Humber LEP
- Northern Powerhouse