North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, are pleased to announce the start of the second phase of carriageway and footway improvements on Estate Road 2.
The scheme follows calls from nearby businesses for improvements to be made to this key stretch of industrial road.
Initial works are set to start on Tuesday 8 September, working between 6am and 7pm, and taking one day to complete.
These initial works will be to clear areas of vegetation at the cycleway on Pyewipe roundabout near Seachill. During this work, access will be closed to cyclists who will be encouraged to cross at Pyewipe roundabout and use the Gilbey Road cycleway.
Following the vegetation clearance, the main works will start from Monday 14 September with a full road closure in place between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 5.
The planned road closure date has been brought forward to ensure the works to Estate Road 2 are co-ordinated with other works currently on the highway network, meaning minimal disruption to businesses and their operations. A signed diversion route will be in place during the closure, with emergency access maintained at all times.
This road closure for the first phase of works will remain in place until Friday 23 October. From Saturday 24 October, a one-way system will be introduced. Further details about the one-way system will be released in October.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “We’re pleased to be progressing these improvements in this key industrial area. Businesses are keen to see these works progressed and we have worked closely to carry out these works with minimal disruption to them.
“As part of our engagement process, it was highlighted that in an effort to minimise disruption, we would bring forward the road closure from the end of the scheme to the start to take place at the same time as some nearby infrastructure works. I’m pleased the project team at ENGIE have been able to revise their programme to accommodate these requests and support the businesses directly effected by the works.
“I am sure further enhancements to the footpaths to create a shared foot and cycleway will be well received by employees in the area who will benefit from our continued commitment to improving sustainable travel in the area with quality infrastructure.”
ENGIE will be managing and overseeing the scheme with contractor, EC Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the improvements.
To keep up to date with roadworks across North East Lincolnshire, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.