Support for Castle Street upgrade welcomed
GOVERNMENT support for the long-awaited upgrade of Castle Street has been welcomed by city council leader Councillor Steve Brady.
Earlier this month, funding for preparatory work paving the way for the multi-million scheme to redesign Hull's busiest road was confirmed by ministers.
The facelift will see a new-look junction being constructed at the existing Mytongate junction which connects Castle Street with Ferensway.
Mr Brady said: "The long saga of Castle Street has taken a significant step forward.
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"I understand it is now one of six schemes under consideration nationally with the hope that there will be determination and funding by 2015.
"This will, hopefully, go a long way to ensuring the most is achieved from the potential growth that the Green Port Hull project could bring."
He also claimed the port-friendly Local Economic Partnership (LEP) was another key part of Hull's future. He said: "An LEP based on tourism would not have cut the mustard."