Stoneferry Corridor Consultation

Integrated Highway Improvement Scheme

Closes Monday 25th March 2019 Submit your comments

Introduction

Hull City Council wishes to upgrade the current layout of the Stoneferry Road Corridor to reduce traffic and congestion to prepare for new businesses and site expansions in the future. With speeds averaging 5mph heading from Bransholme/Kingswood towards Stoneferry and Southcoats in the morning peak hours, an average of 25 accidents per year (129 accidents have happened over five years) and high levels of pollution, this makes the corridor unwelcoming and unhealthy for residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

 

 

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Background

The A1033 is the Primary Route to and from the Port of Hull to York and the North. Stoneferry Road forms part of this corridor and provides a vital east-west and north-south transport link in Hull. It is the main means of access to the Heartlands Enterprise Zone sites situated within this area. The route also provides a wider connection between residential communities in north-east Hull including Kingswood, as well as other key employment sites immediately adjacent to the corridor and within the City Centre and the docks area of the city. The Stoneferry Road, with its major residential development in the north and the employment opportunities along its route, forms a major potential economic growth corridor for the City moving forward. The route also forms a critical diversion route to the existing A63 Castle Street, if there is an incident and the trunk road is blocked.

The City is currently experiencing significant economic growth and the impact of this coupled with existing levels of congestion, is starting to affect future growth and opportunities. This has an impact on the efficient movement of people and goods using the highway network to access the local commercial and retail developments. This is most severe during peak travel periods and forecasts show that congestion will continue to worsen with future traffic growth.

This project is being developed in an all-inclusive way to overcome specific congestion ‘hot spots’ on the A1033 and to provide interventions to improve traffic flow whilst also improving facilities for public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians.

The proposed Stoneferry Integrated Transport project targets highway improvements at the key congestion points within the wider Stoneferry Road corridor. It also improves the cycling and public transport set-up within the area to provide enhanced sustainable travel (real time bus service information, providing level access at bus stops and the installation of shelters, where required), to help encourage modal shift to public transport. Together with consideration of both bus priority using smart technology and smart monitoring to provide real time information on air quality, traffic and pedestrian flows via the internet. Enhanced Message Signs (EMS) also forms part of the project to enhance the Council’s existing system to provide greater opportunity to inform the travelling public of issues / events on the corridor and in the wider city area.

Aims and Benefits of the Project

This project will be approached in an all-inclusive way, whether you travel by public transport, car, on foot or by bicycle, improvements will affect all users

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Improve the accident record
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve air quality
  • Sustain economic growth
  • Provide better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists

Core aims of the project:

  • To reduce average journey times by 15% or more during peak hours
  • In morning peak, southbound speeds increased by nearly 50%
  • Better air quality, with reduced or consistent NO2 emissions over the next 5 to 10 years
  • 20 to 40% less accidents predicted within 15 years
  • Provide better access to Enterprise Zones
  • To get more commuters and residents walking and cycling

The works will lead to maintenance cost savings, with:

  • 57,000 sqm of road resurfacing
  • 10,500 sqm of pavement resurfacing
  • 5.6 km of new and refurbished cycle paths

It will also provide:

  • 10 new controlled cycle crossing facilities
  • 10 new controlled pedestrian crossings
  • Two upgraded crossings
  • Vehicle monitoring and real-time data gathering to aid traffic movement
  • Integrated smart technology, to aid future maintenance
  • Fewer bridge strikes

Drop-in Session

How can I express my views on this project?

We will be holding a drop-in session where you will be able to provide any feedback you have.

The date and time of this session is to be confirmed but this will be publicised in advance.

Alternatively, please fill out our survey below.

Drawings

Please see below some of the proposed changes to key areas on the corridor. Click to view a larger image. Please note that due to the size of the file, these may take a moment to load and focus upon zooming in.

 

(1) Leads Road/Sutton Road Junction

  (2) Holwell Roundabout

(3) Ferry Lane Roundabout

  (4) Bandstand Roundabout

(5) Chamberlain Road

(6) Woodhall Street

FAQs

What is the scheme?

The scheme aims to alleviate congestion along the Stoneferry Road corridor and provide an improved travel experience for all road vehicle users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Why is the scheme needed / what are the key benefits?

The corridor is highly congested and unpleasant for all road users. The scheme aims to address these issues by satisfying the following objectives:

–       Reduce journey times by at least 15% during peak hours

–       Enhance pedestrian and cycle facilities

–       Improve road accident records

–       Improve air quality

–       Improve access to Enterprise Zones

How much does it cost and where is the funding coming from?

The scheme is estimated to cost around £8m. £500k is being invested by Hull City Council, with the remainder to be funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership, a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities.

Does the scheme require planning permission?

No.

What are the timescales for construction?

Construction is due to commence in June 2019 with completion expected late summer 2020.

How will traffic be affected during construction?

The scheme is to be constructed in phases and traffic flows will be monitored. Traffic management will be implemented where necessary to ensure disruption during construction is minimised. There will inevitably be some disruption as the scheme is built, but we’ll make every effort to keep it to a minimum

Why ban the right turn into Woodhall Street from Stoneferry Road?

The signalised junction at Woodhall Street is a primary source of congestion. Prioritising traffic flow on Stoneferry Road presents significant benefits, this has been demonstrated by traffic modelling. The pedestrian signals will be maintained to ensure that you can cross the road safely by bike, or on foot

Why ban parking on Leads Road approaching Bandstand Roundabout?

The on-street parking on this short section of Leads Road prevents traffic entering or leaving the roundabout efficiently, and is therefore a cause of congestion. We’ve looked at the local area and believe that there is space on-street for the existing car parking to relocate. Removing this parking delivers significant benefits.

What will happen to bus routes to / from Hull City centre?

Bus services will continue to operate whilst the scheme is built.

What will happen to the cycle route on Leads Road?

Cycle routes along Leads Road will remain as existing.

Will this result in additional traffic / congestion on Holwell Road and Stoneferry Road?

We have modelled the network “with and without” the scheme in place. Our model shows that the proposed interventions will provide significant improvements from the existing arrangements, once they are complete. The scheme has been designed to withstand growth in traffic flows over time.

How will conflict between pedestrians and cyclists be minimised?

Signs will be provided where necessary to minimise pedestrian and cyclist conflict. All proposed pedestrian and cycle facilities have been designed in accordance with industry standards.

Why have these junctions been chosen and why not include other junctions?

We have considered where the most benefit can be gained. Several options have been modelled for each junction on the network, and we have selected the options that increase capacity for cars, as well as providing safe crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

Privacy Notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Hull City Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Hull City Council.

Hull City Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Introduction

Introduction

Hull City Council wishes to upgrade the current layout of the Stoneferry Road Corridor to reduce traffic and congestion to prepare for new businesses and site expansions in the future. With speeds averaging 5mph heading from Bransholme/Kingswood towards Stoneferry and Southcoats in the morning peak hours, an average of 25 accidents per year (129 accidents have happened over five years) and high levels of pollution, this makes the corridor unwelcoming and unhealthy for residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

 

 

Supported by

  

 

 

Background

Background

The A1033 is the Primary Route to and from the Port of Hull to York and the North. Stoneferry Road forms part of this corridor and provides a vital east-west and north-south transport link in Hull. It is the main means of access to the Heartlands Enterprise Zone sites situated within this area. The route also provides a wider connection between residential communities in north-east Hull including Kingswood, as well as other key employment sites immediately adjacent to the corridor and within the City Centre and the docks area of the city. The Stoneferry Road, with its major residential development in the north and the employment opportunities along its route, forms a major potential economic growth corridor for the City moving forward. The route also forms a critical diversion route to the existing A63 Castle Street, if there is an incident and the trunk road is blocked.

The City is currently experiencing significant economic growth and the impact of this coupled with existing levels of congestion, is starting to affect future growth and opportunities. This has an impact on the efficient movement of people and goods using the highway network to access the local commercial and retail developments. This is most severe during peak travel periods and forecasts show that congestion will continue to worsen with future traffic growth.

This project is being developed in an all-inclusive way to overcome specific congestion ‘hot spots’ on the A1033 and to provide interventions to improve traffic flow whilst also improving facilities for public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians.

The proposed Stoneferry Integrated Transport project targets highway improvements at the key congestion points within the wider Stoneferry Road corridor. It also improves the cycling and public transport set-up within the area to provide enhanced sustainable travel (real time bus service information, providing level access at bus stops and the installation of shelters, where required), to help encourage modal shift to public transport. Together with consideration of both bus priority using smart technology and smart monitoring to provide real time information on air quality, traffic and pedestrian flows via the internet. Enhanced Message Signs (EMS) also forms part of the project to enhance the Council’s existing system to provide greater opportunity to inform the travelling public of issues / events on the corridor and in the wider city area.

Aims and Benefits of the Project

Aims and Benefits of the Project

This project will be approached in an all-inclusive way, whether you travel by public transport, car, on foot or by bicycle, improvements will affect all users

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Improve the accident record
  • Reduce congestion
  • Improve air quality
  • Sustain economic growth
  • Provide better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists

Core aims of the project:

  • To reduce average journey times by 15% or more during peak hours
  • In morning peak, southbound speeds increased by nearly 50%
  • Better air quality, with reduced or consistent NO2 emissions over the next 5 to 10 years
  • 20 to 40% less accidents predicted within 15 years
  • Provide better access to Enterprise Zones
  • To get more commuters and residents walking and cycling

The works will lead to maintenance cost savings, with:

  • 57,000 sqm of road resurfacing
  • 10,500 sqm of pavement resurfacing
  • 5.6 km of new and refurbished cycle paths

It will also provide:

  • 10 new controlled cycle crossing facilities
  • 10 new controlled pedestrian crossings
  • Two upgraded crossings
  • Vehicle monitoring and real-time data gathering to aid traffic movement
  • Integrated smart technology, to aid future maintenance
  • Fewer bridge strikes
Drop-in Session

Drop-in Session

How can I express my views on this project?

We will be holding a drop-in session where you will be able to provide any feedback you have.

The date and time of this session is to be confirmed but this will be publicised in advance.

Alternatively, please fill out our survey below.

Drawings

Drawings

Please see below some of the proposed changes to key areas on the corridor. Click to view a larger image. Please note that due to the size of the file, these may take a moment to load and focus upon zooming in.

 

(1) Leads Road/Sutton Road Junction

  (2) Holwell Roundabout

(3) Ferry Lane Roundabout

  (4) Bandstand Roundabout

(5) Chamberlain Road

(6) Woodhall Street

FAQs

FAQs

What is the scheme?

The scheme aims to alleviate congestion along the Stoneferry Road corridor and provide an improved travel experience for all road vehicle users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Why is the scheme needed / what are the key benefits?

The corridor is highly congested and unpleasant for all road users. The scheme aims to address these issues by satisfying the following objectives:

–       Reduce journey times by at least 15% during peak hours

–       Enhance pedestrian and cycle facilities

–       Improve road accident records

–       Improve air quality

–       Improve access to Enterprise Zones

How much does it cost and where is the funding coming from?

The scheme is estimated to cost around £8m. £500k is being invested by Hull City Council, with the remainder to be funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership, a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities.

Does the scheme require planning permission?

No.

What are the timescales for construction?

Construction is due to commence in June 2019 with completion expected late summer 2020.

How will traffic be affected during construction?

The scheme is to be constructed in phases and traffic flows will be monitored. Traffic management will be implemented where necessary to ensure disruption during construction is minimised. There will inevitably be some disruption as the scheme is built, but we’ll make every effort to keep it to a minimum

Why ban the right turn into Woodhall Street from Stoneferry Road?

The signalised junction at Woodhall Street is a primary source of congestion. Prioritising traffic flow on Stoneferry Road presents significant benefits, this has been demonstrated by traffic modelling. The pedestrian signals will be maintained to ensure that you can cross the road safely by bike, or on foot

Why ban parking on Leads Road approaching Bandstand Roundabout?

The on-street parking on this short section of Leads Road prevents traffic entering or leaving the roundabout efficiently, and is therefore a cause of congestion. We’ve looked at the local area and believe that there is space on-street for the existing car parking to relocate. Removing this parking delivers significant benefits.

What will happen to bus routes to / from Hull City centre?

Bus services will continue to operate whilst the scheme is built.

What will happen to the cycle route on Leads Road?

Cycle routes along Leads Road will remain as existing.

Will this result in additional traffic / congestion on Holwell Road and Stoneferry Road?

We have modelled the network “with and without” the scheme in place. Our model shows that the proposed interventions will provide significant improvements from the existing arrangements, once they are complete. The scheme has been designed to withstand growth in traffic flows over time.

How will conflict between pedestrians and cyclists be minimised?

Signs will be provided where necessary to minimise pedestrian and cyclist conflict. All proposed pedestrian and cycle facilities have been designed in accordance with industry standards.

Why have these junctions been chosen and why not include other junctions?

We have considered where the most benefit can be gained. Several options have been modelled for each junction on the network, and we have selected the options that increase capacity for cars, as well as providing safe crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Hull City Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Hull City Council.

Hull City Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Have your say

What do you think about the regeneration of the Stoneferry Corridor proposals? Fill out the questionnaire, by 25th March 2019, to share your views.


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Q3. Do you agree with the proposed improvements to the Leads Road/Sutton Road Junction?
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