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£2m carriageway and footway improvement scheme for Estate Road 2 progresses

10:36 am, Monday, 15th June 2020 - 4 months ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are moving forward with the second phase of carriageway and footway improvements on Estate Road 2, following Cabinet approval.

The council is progressing this scheme following calls from nearby businesses for improvements to be made to this key stretch of industrial road.

Works are currently continuing on the final stages of the detailed design works, meaning engineers are required to carry out some minor road testing works to understand the current construction of the carriageway. Carrying out these tests before works start on site is vital to ensure the contractor will not encounter anything that could create a delay to the project once on site.

Testing works will start on Monday 22 June and are expected to take four days to complete. To ensure the safety of those completing the works, temporary two-way traffic lights will be in place between 7:30am and 6pm each day between the junction of Estate Road 6 and Pyewipe roundabout.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We’re pleased to be progressing these improvements on Estate Road 2. Many businesses on and around Estate Road 2 have contacted us calling for these improvements and I am pleased we’ve secured the funding for these major improvements on this key strategic route.

“Once these improvements are complete, the works will complement the South Humber Bank Major Maintenance improvement works and will support the Humber Bank Link Road and the predicted growth in traffic in this area.

“The introduction of a shared foot and cycleway on Estate Road 2 is a further commitment by the council in improving sustainable travel in the area.”

The scheme is expected to start early September and will take six months to complete. Engineers at ENGIE are expecting the majority of the works to take place with a one-way system in place, with some road closures required to resurface the carriageway at the end of the project.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, will manage and oversee the road testing work which is being carried out by contractor, Southam Services.

In the coming weeks, ENGIE will go through the tender process and appoint a contractor. Once a contractor is appointed, the full programme of works will be shared.

To keep up to date with roadworks across North East Lincolnshire, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.

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