IMPORTANT preparation for the installation of Grimsby’s new Garth Lane footbridge will continue this week with piling works moving to the Victoria Street side of the River Freshney.
To ensure health and safety requirements are met, the footpath in the immediate area of the works will close over two days, between Tuesday and Thursday, (November 24 – 26). This is to allow for the piling to take place as part of abutment works for the new bridge.
Diversions will take pedestrians onto the other side of Frederick Ward Way at its junction with Alexandra Road to the west, and back across at the B&M access to the east.
The outside lane of Frederick Ward Way will also be closed to traffic travelling east, again to meet necessary health and safety requirements. Access will be maintained to Victoria Street South/the Freshney Place car park entrance with the inside lane of the carriageway remaining open.
Motorists are also warned of a series of overnight road closures, which will affect Frederick Ward Way for five nights from Monday, 30 November to the morning of Saturday 5 December between 7.30pm and 5.30am. This is for carriageway resurfacing with the complete closure of the road between the Peaks Parkway junction and the junction of Frederick Ward Way with Alexandra Road. Diversion signs will direct motorists around the closure (Alexandra Road, Corporation Road, Victoria Street South). Access to B&M and Home Bargains will be maintained.
As reported the old Garth Lane footbridge has been removed with pedestrian diversions via Alexandra Road in place until next spring, when the new 5m-wide structure is due to be installed.
The work is part of the wider project to completely transform the Garth Lane area with the new bridge, new lighting, CCTV, seating, landscaping, and paving. It is due to completed next spring.
The project, which is being managed by ENGIE on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council, is supported by £1.3m secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Local Growth Fund as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. A further £2.2m has also been awarded by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government with funding released, as a result of the Grimsby Town Deal.