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A180 works progress update and notice of night closures

4:21 pm, Friday, 17th May 2024 - 1 min ago

Bridges

Gilbey Road Bridge

The work to Gilbey Road Bridge has almost been completed now, with the carriageways due to be opened up to both lanes from this weekend.

There is a final stretch of work to be completed, which includes resurfacing, replacing the expansion joints, fixing drainage gullies and installing the road markings.

This work will be done over extended night closures, from 8pm to 6am each night for up to two weeks from Tuesday 28 May. Whilst this work is happening, the road will be closed completely from Westgate Roundabout to Pyewipe Roundabout, with localised signed diversions in place.

Further traffic management will return to the bridge later in the year when the central reservation barrier is replaced with concrete barriers, which are much safer for the standard 50mph running.

Cleethorpe Road Bridge

Meanwhile, as previously reported, the main bridge deck works will start and traffic management will be installed at Cleethorpe Road Bridge, between Lockhill Roundabout and Riby Square from Thursday 30 May, with a complete closure required on the Thursday night to install the contraflow on the bridge.

From Friday 31 May, traffic will be funnelled into the contraflow on the westbound carriageway in a similar way to how the Gilbey Bridge worked – with the approach roads from each side being funnelled to a single carriageway to filter into the contraflow.

The works will operate in a similar way to the way Gilbey Road Bridge work happened – with work on the eastbound side of the carriageway being done first, followed by the westbound.

Local businesses will be contacted to discuss the works by Kay Stephens, VSL’s liaison contact. If any business has any immediate specific issues, please contact [email protected].

Pedestrian access under Cleethorpe Road Bridge

Separate to these works, the footbridge over the railway that runs underneath Cleethorpe Road Bridge has been closed for safety as part of the works. Level access to the town centre is available via Pasture Street.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for highways, said: “We need to make sure that these key structures over the main arterial route into and out of our borough are fit to serve for the next 20 years. The traffic has increased phenomenally since they were originally built, and we need to make sure that they’re able to serve our local economy and local people.

“These are critical elements of our highway system in North East Lincolnshire. If these fail, there would be significant impacts, both economically in terms of the amount of trade that use the route, but also for local people going about their everyday lives.”

The works to the structures are being funded mainly through a grant from Government after it recognised the strategic and economic importance of the structures to North East Lincolnshire.

The works are being carried out by VSL on behalf of the Council.

If anyone has any queries about the works, please contact [email protected].

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