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Peaks Parkway junction – overnight closure reminder

5:29 pm, Monday, 20th June 2022 - 2 years ago


Overnight closures are in place on a stretch of Grimsby’s Peaks Parkway this week, from Monday 20 June.

Contractors working for North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) 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.

As previously reported, contractors have the following arrangements planned for the rest of this month:

  • Night time closures (9pm to 5:30am) for surfacing and road marking from Monday 20 June to Saturday 25 June
  • Three-way temporary traffic signals in place while the new traffic signals are installed from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July
  • Work set to be completed on Friday 1 July, two weeks ahead of schedule.

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.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at NELC, said:

“I’m grateful to the contractors for the good progress they’ve made on the new junction. It means the lane closure can be lifted ahead of the extended Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend.

“There could be some disruption to journeys in the area during the overnight closures and when the new traffic lights are installed.

“This is part of the ongoing refurbishment of the site. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

He added:

“Doughty Road Depot is becoming outdated and needs to be redeveloped to cater for the services that will be based there.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.”

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