Mytongate proposal is worth considering
Irefer to the thought-provoking letter from Ian Ingles (Mail, February 26) expressing deep concern for the Highways Agency's proposal for Mytongate.
The eye-watering cost, the disruption to the city's traffic and bus services, the years waiting for the commencement and the many years it will take to complete.
He then provides his solution, which if successful would reduce the cost to a fraction, cause little disruption and take a short period of time to complete.
Mr Ingles proposes that traffic entering the city between Daltry Street and Great Union Street could either proceed straight though, or filter left, but with no right turns.
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I had thought the letter would have caused a great deal of interest to Mail readers with many letters and comments on local radio.
Not a thing, just a deadly silence. I am no traffic expert, just an ordinary bloke, but after studying Mr Ingles's idea I see no reason why it would not prove successful.
With its very low cost it could be implemented in the short term. I believe that both South Ferensway and the Great Union Street roundabouts could be removed, allowing traffic travelling west from the docks, once it has negotiated the Southcoates Lane roundabout, to have a clear run to the M62, likewise for traffic heading east.
I suggest that this scheme be given the most serious consideration as soon as possible.
It could be that the horrible carbuncle inflicted on our fair city by the Highways Agency can be removed at a fraction of the planned cost, with little disruption, and in a short period of time.
Then, the next challenge is to find a way to get pedestrians over this road, which will require a scheme that caters for all, regardless of physical status.
Newcomen Street, Hull.