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Maintenance work in November on the A180 bridges in Grimsby

12:41 pm, Monday, 23rd October 2023 - 4 months ago

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Maintenance work is being planned for the A180 between Pyewipe Roundabout and Riby Square over six days in November.

Lane restrictions will be in place over the three A180 bridges at separate times to allow for drain surveying and clearance ahead of the winter period, as well as maintenance of the grass and hedges and electrical testing of the lighting.

At the same time, specialist surveys will be undertaken on the bridges and safety barriers to help plan for the major repair works next year to the bridges.

The lane restrictions in November will be on the following dates and times at the three structures between the A180 Pyewipe Roundabout and Riby Square: 

  • 12 November at 11.59pm to 14 November at 10pm Gilbey Road flyover;
  • 14 November at 11.59pm to 16 November at 10pm Alexandra Dock Bridge;
  • 19 November at 11.59pm to 21 November at 10pm Cleethorpe Road flyover.

At all times drivers are asked to plan their journeys well in advance and, where at all possible, avoid peak times.  Warning signs advising of alternative routes will be displayed.

As previously reported, vital structural repairs are being planned for 2024 to ensure the main road into Grimsby and Cleethorpes can safely carry traffic in the decades ahead.

The project, one of the most important of its kind along the A180, is being supported by £8-million of funding from the Department of Transport. This was secured by North East Lincolnshire Council due to the importance of the road for the borough’s economic and visitor growth in the future.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for Highways, said: “We know the works in November will be disruptive, but it’s crucial that we do the work to plan for next year’s project.

“The A180 bridges are critical elements of our highway system in North East Lincolnshire. If these fail, there would be significant impacts, both economically in terms of the amount of trade that use the route, but also for local people going about normal life.

“If we don’t do the repairs soon, the structures will only get worse, meaning larger scale repairs, and potentially complete closure of the route in the future.”

The main A180 bridges project is programmed to start on site in the Spring, and work is currently being planned to reduce the disruption to a minimum period.

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