Bids invited for A63 works

Contractors are being invited to bid for the A63 Castle Street improvement scheme in Hull where advance works include the exhumation of around 15,000 bodies from a burial ground.

The Highways Agency propose to improve a 0.9 miles (1.5km) stretch of the A63 at Castle Street by lowering the level of the road into a cutting by approximately 7.6 yards (seven metres) at Mytongate Junction. Ferensway and Commercial Road would pass over, being raised by approximately 1.09 yards (one metre), creating a split level junction.

The Holy Trinity Burial Ground needs to be cleared to make way for the scheme and the chosen contractor will have to exhume approximately 15,000 bodies.

The early contractor involvement deal is worth between £88 and £134 million.

Any contractors interested in bidding for the work must express an interest by 6 January. They can do so by contacting Sara Parker at the Highways Agency Woodlands, Manton Lane, Bedford, United Kingdom, MK41 7LW. Alternatively email or visit

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