Motorists are facing more misery as a main section of the A63 will close overnight for long-planned improvement works.

The £800,000 roadworks will see new signage, vegetation removal and the layout improved in and around the Welton Interchange.

Weather permitting, work will begin on site on October 25, and should be complete by Christmas.

Read more: All the roadworks scheduled to take place across Hull

National Highways project manager Chris Corcoran said: "Safety and visibility will be enhanced at the Welton Interchange over the coming months as we remove overgrown vegetation, install high friction surfacing and add new signs and road markings.

"The work will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption to road users, and will require full overnight carriageway and slip road closures around the Welton Interchange to ensure the safety of road users and our workforce.

"We appreciate drivers and local residents have already been encountering disruption along the A63 in recent months, so we’d like express our thanks in advance for their patience while we carry out this work which will ultimately improve the safety for drivers and the residents of nearby villages."

The A63 Welton Interchange.
The A63 Welton Interchange.

Due to the works, there will be the following series of overnight road closures, from 8pm to 6am, at Welton Interchange and affecting the A63 in the coming weeks:

Highway England plans for roadworks in the autumn at the A63 Welton Interchange were confirmed in early summer, with an East Riding councillor then welcoming the changes after years of "accidents and near misses".

Cllr Richard Meredith, Conservative ward member for Dale on East Riding Council, said he had lobbied for six years for improvements to be made to the interchange and was "overjoyed" when hearing the news that changes would be made to this "dangerous" stretch of road.

The Welton Interchange work complements other ongoing roadworks along the A63, including £355m improvements to the Castle Street area in Hull city centre.

Highways England are also reminding drivers that work is continuing overnight to install new steel safety barriers along the A63, between junction 38 of the M62 (North Cave) and South Cave.

The works are causing the A63 to be closed overnight between junction 37 of the M62 (Howden) and South Cave along the eastbound carriageway, during the weekday, from 8pm to 6am.

More than three miles worth of central reservation safety barriers are being installed.

The safety barrier overnight closures will switch to the westbound carriageway after Christmas, when the A63 will be closed from the Western Interchange (Humber Bridge) to North Cave.

This work is expected to be complete by February 2022.

Signed diversions will be in place and the work is weather permitting.

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