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A18 road safety improvement update

9:56 am, Friday, 5th June 2020 - 4 years ago


Work on phase two of the A18 road safety improvements is starting on Monday 15 June.

Phase two of the project will include carriageway resurfacing works at a section of road on the A18 known as Waterdell, between the Waltham Road and Ashby Hill junctions.

To ensure the safety of those completing the works, a full road closure will be required between the Waltham Road and Ashby Hill junctions. This will be in place from 7pm on Monday 15 June until works are completed on Wednesday 17 June. The road will be reopened and works completed from 6am on Wednesday 17 June.

Works were initially going to take two weeks to complete, with daytime road closures in place. However, following innovative discussions between the council, ENGIE and contractor CR Reynolds, it has been agreed to carry out the works with one continuous closure in place for a shorter amount of time. This will provide a number of benefits to the project and reduce the disruption to businesses and nearby residents using this key route.

Advanced warning signs will be installed on site and a signed diversion route will be in place. Emergency and resident access will be maintained at all times during the works.

As advised during phase one, HGV traffic is encouraged to not use the A18 when road closures are in operation and are encouraged to use a signed alternate A16 diversion route.

Following completion of the carriageway resurfacing works, further works will take place six to eight weeks later to apply a high friction surface. Further details will be announced when the works programme is confirmed.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, are managing and overseeing the £2.8m road safety improvement, with local contractor, CR Reynolds, carrying out the works.

More information about the £2.8m A18 road safety improvements is available online at Key projects.

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