Motorists urged to leave more time for Humber Bridge maintenance work
On the weekend of May 7th and 8th, we will be carrying out vital work to resurface areas of the southbound carriageway of the Humber Bridge.
The work will begin at 6pm on Saturday, May 7th, and is planned to end around midmorning on Sunday and will be carried out using a contraflow starting at Hessle Tower and extending south to Barton anchorage.
Although we have put a number of measures in place to ensure traffic disruption is kept to a minimum, it is likely there will still be some delays for any motorists who have to cross the bridge during these hours, especially on the Sunday morning
Therefore, we are urging motorists to allow extra time for their journey if you can’t avoid travelling at this time.
The tag lanes will remain open for the duration of the work to minimise the impact on traffic.
Andrew Arundel, Chief Operating Officer at the Humber Bridge, said: “The Bridge is more than 40 years old now and therefore needs to be regularly maintained to ensure it is kept in safe, working order.
“We recognise that works on the bridge cause disruption to road users and this is why we are carrying out this work at night on a weekend to minimise the impact.
“We are also keeping the tag lanes open to ensure access to the bridge isn’t restricted.
“But even with those measures in place, the contraflow will see traffic move more slowly across the bridge than usual, so please allow extra time for your journey.”
Although the work is scheduled to take place from 6pm on Saturday, May 7th, maintenance work on the Humber Bridge is weather dependent and there is a small possibility it may have to be cancelled at short notice and rearranged.
For the latest updates on maintenance work, and all other news and announcements, check the Humber Bridge social media channels or website on a regular basis.