AS the grant-supported redesign of key public areas in Cleethorpes nears completion, some final works are due to take place along a short stretch of the resort’s High Street.
Temporary bus shelters on both sides of the street are being replaced with permanent structures – the same as the one installed at the top of Sea View Street. At the same time, some minor works will take place to the bus layby area on the roadside going towards Alexandra Road – the carpark side. Granite paving will then be re-instated.
Contractors responsible for all the works in Cleethorpes will start at the site on Monday, July 27 with Clear Channel erecting the shelters. It is expected to take up to five days with very little disruption to traffic or pedestrians. Work has been co-ordinated to ensure it is taking place at the same time.
The bus stop outside High Street car park will be closed during the work. Stagecoach has been fully informed and will be directing people to nearby alternatives along St Peter’s Avenue and Sea Road. The stop on the other side of High Street will remain open.
As reported, support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Coastal Communities Fund, the Local Transport Plan (LTP), and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, (HLEP), has enabled the work to take place throughout the resort.
These works have seen landscaping, replanting, new and safer road layouts, repaving and resurfacing to improve the look and feel of the resort.
Welcoming their completion, North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, Cllr John Fenty, said: “Whilst we do understand and appreciate that these works have caused disruption in some areas, I think everyone would agree that they have made a huge difference to the resort when you walk or drive through.
“I am delighted to see their near completion and wish Cleethorpes businesses a good summer season, with visitors now returning as lockdown is eased. The continued success and growth of the resort has a significant part to play in a successful future for the whole of North East Lincolnshire,” he added.