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Next phase of Riverhead Square works

2:13 pm, Wednesday, 9th August 2023 - 10 months ago

General

The next phase of the works at Riverhead Square will involve replacing the old blocks under the canopy at the main entrance to Freshney Place and the section between Freshney Place and the corner of the Post Office whilst materials for the centre part of the scheme are on the way.

This work is due to start Thursday (10 August) with additional safety fencing put up around the working areas on the Riverhead site.

In order to access Freshney Place, pedestrians will be diverted around the site, with signed diversions changing over the coming weeks to facilitate the works in different areas.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused by the works, and we’re working with Freshney Place to limit the time working outside the main doors whilst providing a safe access for pedestrians and a safe working area for contractors.”

The whole Riverhead Square project will see the existing square completely re-remodelled.

The scheme will see the existing area changed to incorporate a lot more green-space and planting, as well as providing new seating, lighting, security and a flexible event space with improved infrastructure to support future events and activities. There will also be space for outdoor café seating at the entrance to Freshney Place.

The scheme has been funded as one of the projects included in the Town Deal, the money for which was secured in 2020 and is ringfenced for specific projects.

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