Improvement works to the busy Grimsby Hospital junction on Scartho Road have been extended due to a number of utilities diversions.
A North East Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said: “Part of the junction improvement project included a number of utilities diversions.
“Once works had started it became apparent that Northern Power Grid (the electricity distributor) needed to make a number of design changes to their planned diversion and this has resulted in additional work and excavations. These have now been completed so planned works can continue, including a pedestrian crossing, and the project is expected to be finished toward the end of July.”
Once finished the improvement works to the junction will ease congestion in the area, improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and improve access to the hospital at the junction of Scartho Road, Forsythia Drive and Cragston Avenue.
Since the start of the project in March the works that have been completed include:
- Existing trees and boundary walls removed
- Diversions to Anglian Water, BT and Virgin Media
- New kerb, gully and channel installation
- Edging and footway works
- New boundary wall constructed
- New signal control box and power supply installation
Works in progress and to be completed over the next few weeks include:
- Carriage way and footway excavations
- Road widening – this has taken longer than anticipated due to the number of services found and additional diversions required
- New street lighting column installation