Temporary traffic lights will be in use on a section of Peaks Parkway in Grimsby from Monday 9 May.
Contractors working for North East Lincolnshire Council are building a new vehicle entrance to the Doughty Road depot opposite the B&Q junction.
NELC and its regeneration partner EQUANS are refurbishing the depot as a base for all their operational services.
The Council has scheduled the work to start after the Easter and May Day bank holiday weekends to minimise disruption to nearby retailers at one of their busiest times. A signed diversion will be in place.
Contractors have the following arrangements planned for the B&Q junction:
- Three-way temporary traffic signals from Monday 9 May until Friday 10 June
- Three-way temporary traffic signals and some night time closures from 11 June to 17 June
- Temporary lights will be in place using the same sequence as the exisiting traffic signals from 18 June to 8 July
- Three-way temporary traffic signals in place while the new traffic signals are installed from 9 to 15 July.
NELC and its regeneration partner EQUANS are combining all their depot services in Doughty Road to update the facilities and bring more of their workers into the town centre.
They currently have two depots for operational services. One site is in Gilbey Road, the other is in Doughty Road.
These sites are for services such as waste and recycling, highway maintenance, fleet management, street cleansing, security, civil enforcement, property maintenance, licensing, grounds maintenance and ecology.
One of the main changes proposed in the site refurbishment is the new main entrance into Peaks Parkway. The full refurbishment is due for completion in 2023.
The depot remains active while the works are carried out with areas secured and fenced off during the different construction phases.
A North East Lincolnshire Council spokesperson said:
“There could be disruption to journeys in the area while the temporary traffic lights are in use. This is part of the ongoing refurbishment of the site. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
“Doughty Road Depot is becoming outdated and needs to be redeveloped to cater for the services that will be based there.
“Bringing our depots together on one site will reduce our property maintenance costs, improve service efficiency and provide good quality facilities for the workforce.
“The property improvements will also help us improve the energy efficiency of our buildings and move toward a zero-emissions vehicle fleet.”