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Peaks Parkway junction update

2:06 pm, Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - 2 years ago


A temporary lane closure on Grimsby’s Peaks Parkway is set to be lifted on Wednesday 1 June, 10 days ahead of schedule.

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.

A lane closure has been in place since Monday 9 May when contractors started work on the new junction.

Temporary traffic signals will remain in place, but these will follow the same sequence as the lights that previously controlled the junction.

The early finish to the first phase of the works means there are changes to the schedule for the remaining works.

Contractors now have the following arrangements planned:

  • All lanes open with temporary lights in place using the same sequence as the usual traffic signals from Wednesday 1 June to Monday 27 June
  • Night time closures (9pm to 5:30am) for surfacing and road marking from Monday 20 June to Friday 24 Jun
  • 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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