Major carriageway and footway construction works are now complete on Estate Road 2 following calls from businesses in the area for improvements on the key industrial road.
Works started last September and are now complete a number of weeks ahead of the original plan, thanks to an accelerated works programme, in liaison with businesses.
The project has included major deep carriageway reconstruction which has included excavation of damaged areas and replacement of new stone foundation, tarmac layers and carriageway resurfacing. Additional works have included kerbing and gully replacement and footway resurfacing. Works have taken place between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 6.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “It is vital we work to continually improve and maintain our highway network. We have listened to businesses in this area and worked alongside them throughout to repair the road and path to an acceptable standard for many years to come.
“I’d like to thank all businesses affected by the works for their continued support and understanding. The project team at ENGIE and EC Surfacing have worked closely with those affected to ensure that operational needs of businesses were maintained with minimal disruption throughout. It is great to hear feedback from those in the area, and the positive experience they’ve had during the project.”
Terry Broadhead, Managing Director at DFDS and one of the businesses engaged throughout the works, added: “It’s great to see the investment in the infrastructure supporting local businesses. I can also add that throughout the works, the council and ENGIE were understanding to the needs of our business and worked closely with us to ensure business continuity every step of the way.”
The council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, project managed and oversaw the project with contractor, EC Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the works on site.
These works follow on from the Moody Lane, Woad Lane and Gilbey Road improvements completed last year and will all play their part once the Humber Bank Link Road opens, supporting access to the new route and improving the connection between the ports of Grimsby and Immingham.