A new road layout, improvements to the traffic signals and carriageway resurfacing on a section of Clee Road is now complete on time and budget.
The route has seen the following improvements:
- Traffic signal improvements at the Brereton Avenue junction. This has included the introduction of ‘smart’ traffic lights that respond to the flow of traffic to better coordinate vehicles and pedestrians travelling through the junction.
- Carriageway resurfacing between Isaac’s Hill and Kelham Road.
- Relocation of the on-road cycle lane between Brereton Avenue and Beacon Court, which previously ran between two lanes of traffic (left-hand turn and straight ahead). The cycle lane has been moved to the kerb edge so that the two lanes of traffic can sit side by side and cyclists are not between the flow of traffic.
- The on-road cycle lane has been moved to the kerb edge between Brereton Avenue and Grimsby Road, with the width increased to two metres.
- Replacement of existing drainage gullies between Isaac’s Hill and Kelham Road.
- Relocation of the bus stop between Isaac’s Hill and Wollaston Road to a safer location.
- Introduction of formal bus stop markings opposite St Hugh’s Avenue junction.
- A new pedestrian dropped crossing point in the middle of the road between Beacon Court and St Hugh’s Avenue.
- Upgrades to existing vehicle crossings between Isaac’s Hill and Davenport Drive.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “I’d like to thank residents and businesses for their patience and support while we carried out these works.
“Road users and pedestrians will see a positive difference on this route with a safer road layout and significant improvements to the traffic signals that will react better with the flow of traffic and help vehicles get through the junction more smoothly.
“The changes we’ve made to the cycle lanes on Clee Road bring them up to the highway standards expected by Department for Transport. I would like to ask those who are parking in the cycle lanes to park in driveways or out of the cycle lane, where possible. Parking in a cycle lane creates a safety risk for cyclists, so while we can only advise residents to do this, please consider the safety of others.
“Finally, I’d like to pass on my thanks to ENGIE and Specialist Surfacing for keeping these works on programme and budget.”
The works have been managed and overseen by the council’s partner, ENGIE, with contractor, Specialist Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the works.
Keep up to date with roadworks taking place across the area at www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.