Humber Bridge apologises for major delays on Mother’s Day weekend
Humber Bridge has issued an apology to motorists after major delays over Mother’s Day weekend, forcing some motorists to wait upwards of an hour.
Drivers had faced long waits to cross the bridge on Saturday and Sunday as a high volume of traffic attempted to cross due to the warm weather.
According to the Humber Bridge Board, resurfacing work that had previously been cancelled made crossing difficult.
The board apologised for the inconvenience following complaints from commuters writing on social media.
The board said maintenance was often “weather dependent” and resurfacing work had already been cancelled once due to poor conditions.
Due to the clear weather over the weekend, the “vital work” finally went ahead, the spokesperson added.
However, the high volume of traffic combined with the roadworks and sunshine led to “significant delays”.
The Humber Bridge Board spokesman said: “Maintenance work on the Humber Bridge is often weather dependent and the resurfacing of the road deck had already been cancelled once due to poor conditions. So, with better weather forecast for this weekend, we decided to go ahead with the vital work.
“However, the sunshine enjoyed across the region meant traffic numbers were significantly higher than usual and this, along with the traffic management measures we put in place, led to significant delays. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.”
Many took to social media to share their complaints, with one writing on Facebook: “We were in that horrible jam for at least two hours, ruined a lot of Mother’s Day ventures.
“Someone needs to answer to this. It was so unfair”.
Some commuters said they could not understand why the maintenance work took place over the Mother’s Day weekend while others said the work should have been carried out overnight.