Newland Avenue in Hull braced for two months of disruption as date for major roadworks revealed

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 Aug 2017

Drivers and businesses are gearing themselves up for disruption as two months of "major" roadworks will hit one of west Hull's main streets.

Major road resurfacing works will start in parts of Newland Avenue in September and are due to last up to eight weeks.

The work, which is expected to cost in the region of £125,000, will focus on large sections of the road surface that are crumbling away.

Sections of the road are expected to be closed overnight and during the day for periods of time whilst the work takes place, causing some concern for business owners in the area.

Generic view of Newland Avenue, Hull showing the crumbling road surface, pot holes and the fading red-coloured stretches

Access will be maintained for emergency services when the work starts on September 11.

Asif Ikkbal, owner of Card and Party Store, said he had not been informed about the roadworks and was worried of the effect they could potentially have on his business.

Mr Ikkbal said: "I am mad because no one has told me about this.

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"Businesses in this area struggling and going down hill and we don't need something like this. Two months is a very long time."

The main signed diversion will be Queens Street, Beverley Road and Cottingham Road.

The council state specific location closures will be well advertised and residents and businesses will be provided with full details.

Generic view of Newland Avenue, Hull showing the crumbling road surface, pot holes and the fading red-coloured stretches

Martin Tyas, manager of Eden Floral Boutique, said he had heard a rumour about the impending works, but thought it was all hearsay.

Mr Tyas said: "It's great that the council are doing the work as the road is really bad, I am actually surprised there hasn't been an accident, but we haven't actually heard anything from the council itself.

"They should have told us about this sooner and given us plenty of notice as we need to let our regulars know.

"We get people coming from out of town and it is going to be a big problem if they can't get to us."

Mr Tyas is also concerned about delivery vehicles gaining access.

A generic view of Newland avenue, Hull

He said: "We have HGVs coming from Holland to deliver stock, we don't know if they are even going to be able to get through to us.

Another trader, who asked not to be named, has welcomed the news.

The woman said: "The road does need resurfacing at the end of the day.

"The road at the corner of Goddard Avenue near the bank is really bad.

"It's a case of needs must and a necessary evil."

Hull City Council say only sections of the road will be closed at one time.

A council spokeswoman said: "Residents will be notified of resurfacing works in the area in due course, including some short overnight and daytime closures of small sections of the street at a time.

"There will be no restrictions on pedestrians accessing Newland Avenue and traffic will have access around the works."

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