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Safety improvements completed at Marklew Avenue junction, Grimsby

2:59 pm, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 - 3 years ago

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Following formal approval to make the necessary Traffic Regulation Orders, lining and sign installation works at the Marklew Avenue and Cromwell Road junction are complete.

The changes include a right turn manoeuvre ban and no waiting restrictions at the junction of Marklew Avenue and Cromwell Road, and no waiting restrictions at the Marklew Avenue and Fairfax Avenue junction.

Marking the completion, Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “The changes at this busy junction aim to reduce the road safety risks associated with vehicles turning right at that junction and improving the overall driving experience for road users. The additional introduction of no waiting restrictions aims to complement the right turn manoeuvre ban by improving visibility for road users along Marklew Avenue, especially when exiting the nearby car park.

“I would like to thank local ward councillors and residents who engaged with us on this scheme during the Traffic Regulation Order process. We received no formal objections to introducing these changes and I hope residents and road users will see an improvement in this busy area.

“As the Highway Authority and working with our regeneration partner, ENGIE, it is vital we continue to take action as required and reported across the borough. This helps to ensure we are managing a highway network that is safer for all road users and ensures our roads are free flowing for all traffic.”

The improvement works were carried out earlier this month. During the works, the opportunity was also taken to introduce and change sections of road markings on Cromwell Road and Yarborough Road.

The council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, and the contractor, Riggott & Co Ltd, would like to thank road users for their cooperation while the works were carried out. 

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