THE ability to work around-the-clock at a Cleethorpes regeneration site will enable main re-paving works to be completed on a key street as lockdown restrictions are eased further this weekend.
From Saturday morning, July 4, there will be full access to the pathways right along the retail side of Alexandra Road and all the one-way traffic restrictions will be lifted – made possible due to flexible overnight working between now and then.
Whilst work will continue after the weekend, this will not impact upon the footpaths or two-way traffic flow. This work will be carried out in 20 to 30m sections and will restrict the use of some of the parking bays with arrangements made to accommodate deliveries where possible.
The extended working hours over the next three days will ensure as much access as possible in and around Cleethorpes co-incides with the easing of restrictions with cafes and pubs allowed to re-open.
North East Lincolnshire Council, working with its regeneration partner ENGIE, has put these necessary measures in place.
Council regeneration lead, Cllr John Fenty assured the public of the authority’s continued determination to re-assess projects to respond to the changing commercial marketplace in the wake of COVID-19.
“There is no doubt that we all must work together in whatever way we are able to look at how work patterns and methods can change to best suit the needs of businesses, whilst ensuring the major works we are doing are completed for the benefit of us all,” he said.
The Alexandra Road work is part of the major regeneration programme which the council and ENGIE are progressing with across the resort. Once completed, this will significantly enhance Cleethorpes for both visitors and residents and will complement additional investment in local heritage assets. Both organisations appreciate that there has been significant disruption whilst the works are being implemented and would like to thank all affected for their continued patience.