Regeneration and major highways projects
Throughout North East Lincolnshire, there is a planned programme of major investment and infrastructure works, including significant works in Cleethorpes and Grimsby.
Additionally, key highways schemes designed to unlock housing areas, link up key industrial sites and improve journey times across North East Lincolnshire are underway.
Find out more about the schemes below.
Over the past year £6.7million of external funding has been secured to invest in the resort over the next three years.
In March 2017 CoastNEL was awarded nearly £4million from the Coastal Communities Fund to help deliver a number of key projects in Cleethorpes to enhance key areas, provide new facilities and deliver events in the resort.
Key elements of the project include:
- £3.3million which is earmarked to be spent improving the public realm and introducing public art at key arrival sites, the promenades and in the historic town centre streets. This work will build on the £2.77million Townscape Heritage programme due to start in 2018.
- £332K of funding will be spent on marketing and exciting new events to enhance the current programme and help extend the season into an all-year-round tourist destination.
- A visitor economy specialist who will deliver business support in the form of coaching, mentoring and advice to businesses on customer service, technology, business planning, diversification and marketing.
The CoastNEL team who successfully led the bid, is a partnership of local business people, arts, heritage and tourism groups and the local authority.
To find out more visit invest NEL.
A multi-million pound project, backed by the Government, public and private investors for Grimsby
Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67m, the Government announced in July.
The Deal will give Grimsby major investment to improve key roads and establish Enterprise Zones which will attract and support businesses to the area increasing further investment and employment. One example of this is Ørsted, who are building the UK’s largest operations base for offshore wind at Grimsby’s Royal Dock providing a total of 350 jobs for local people.
For more information, visit investNEL.
A £30m project to deliver major infrastructure investments, industrial sites and create employment
SHIIP is a £42 million project to deliver major infrastructure investments, industrial sites and employment creation in North East Lincolnshire, UK.
The programme is focused on major enterprise zone sites, located on the south bank of the Humber estuary. Working in partnership, North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE are delivering SHIIP over a period of 5-10 years.
For more information visit South Humber.
In 2018 we secured nearly £2.1m from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (HLEP) to improve and carry out essential maintenance to two key industrial roads directly linked to the A180.
The total project is worth £2.6m with £0.5m jointly contributed between North East Lincolnshire Council and Network Rail.
The two roads; Moody and Woad Lane, are the main access routes to key employment sites in Grimsby and will link to the junction of the new Humber Link Road. Work will start in March and take 10 months to complete.
This is the first phase of a planned three stage programme of road and cycle improvements to the A180 and its link roads.
The objectives of this first phase are to:
- Maintain and enhance access to the existing industrial estates adjoining the A180 and employment sites on the South Humber Bank, improving journey time reliability for road users
- Provide new safer off-road facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
- Provide long term cost savings by improving the condition of the highway
- Reduce the risk of disruption and congestion on these estate roads.
Scheme email address A180SouthHumberBankMajorMaintenance@nelincs.gov.uk
WORK to transform a busy junction and main through-fare through central Grimsby will start in mid-January 2020, with the installation of a fit-for-purpose roundabout to improve traffic flow and provide access to a potential new housing site.
Once complete the new roundabout will replace the existing mini roundabout at the junction of Cambridge Road and Little Coates Road, which has long been a pinch-point for traffic delays during busy times of the day.
The majority of the works are being funded through a £1.8m grant from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, matched with funding from NELC.
The highway improvement works are expected to take approximately 28 weeks to be delivered, due to start on Monday 13 January 2020, ending in July. Disruption to road users will be reduced to a minimum at the beginning and end of the scheme as the bulk of the works will take place on the former Western site.
Once completed, the existing routes of Cambridge Road and Little Coates Road will have been re-aligned to meet the new roundabout.
As part of the works, a few trees will be removed and replaced elsewhere to allow the roundabout to be constructed. However, there are a few protected trees in the area which will remain where they are.
General Layout (PDF)
Phasing Plan (PDF)
Site Clearance Plan (PDF)
Landscape Scheme (PDF)
In 2018, the North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership jointly secured £2.8m funding with Lincolnshire Country Council from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund.
Works are set to start on site from Monday 27 January and be completed in four phases by May 2021.
The phasing timeline below is subject to change.
Phase 1 – 27 January 2020 to 15 May 2020
- Carriageway widening, tree removal and the introduction of a right turn lane at Oaklands Hotel
- Carriageway widening and the introduction of a right turn lane at Laceby Manor Golf Club
- A full road closure will be in place during this phase
Phase 2 – 15 June 2020 to 17 June 2020
- A section of road known as Waterdell, between Waltham Road and Ashby Hill junctions, will be resurfaced and a high friction surface applied
- Overnight road closures will be in place and access maintained during the daytime.
Phase 2 – Waterdell Plan (PDF)
Phase 3 (Lincolnshire County Council area) – Dates to be confirmed
- Introduction of a right turn lane at the Barton Street and Lincoln Gate junction towards Utterby on Barton Street
- During this phase, works will be carried out under 24 hour temporary traffic signals.
Phase 4 – 4 January 2021 to 28 May 2021
- The installation of a roundabout at the A18 junction with Waltham Road;
- The final phase will be completed under a road closure.
A speed limit of 50mph, currently in place in the North East Lincolnshire boundary, will be introduced along the full length of the A18 into Lincolnshire County Council.