A63 Castle Street Hull improvement scheme

A63 observation award
Balfour Beatty
May 2020
Jan 2025

We’re pleased to be supporting the A63 Castle Street Hull improvement scheme with skilled trades and labour.

Tommy Hunter, operations manager
Delivery manager Tommy Hunter

Our team on the project is supported by delivery manager Tommy Hunter.

Photo top: Neil Barrie was one of the team members who won observation of the month March 2021.

Howard Williams (Danny Sullivan), Neil Barrie (VGC) and Luke Glover (Hercules) were  were working on Lister Street when they came across an uncharted clay drainage pipe not identified on any drawings. After the pipe was exposed, they stopped work immediately, and contacted the utilities coordinator. (Investigation trial holes proved that the utility was redundant.) The project utilities co-ordinator thanked them for applying the Be Safe rule ‘stop work if anything changes’, which prevented a potential service strike.

In December 2021 VGC general operative Luke Waddy, Bernard Laird of Lingwood Security, and Sean O’Rourke of HW Martin won Highways Heroes Personal Impact awards for supporting a member of the public.

Richard Wheeler delivering make safety personal training
Head of HSQE Richard Wheeler has delivered Make Safety Personal sessions in March and September 2021.

National Highways’ £392m upgrade scheme to the A63 Castle Street junction

The 1.5 kilometre scheme in the centre of Hull will improve journey times for road users. The A63 is being lowered 7m at the Mytongate junction, creating a split-level interchange: a 400m east-west dual carriageway below the north-south traffic.

There will also be two new north-south bridges for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users.

The project is part of Transport for the North’s strategic transport plan. These improvements will improve access to the port, as well as improving safety and making it easier to travel between the city centre and the tourist and recreational facilities.