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Social distancing concrete barriers to be lifted in Cleethorpes

2:15 pm, Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 - 4 weeks ago


The concrete barriers installed as part of social distancing measures will be removed across Cleethorpes over the next few nights.

The barriers were installed as lockdown was lifted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to help people maintain social distance.

But given the low infection rate in the area, and the time of year, the barriers are being removed in order to help the resort get back to normal.

In order for specialist contractors to be able to remove the barriers safely, traffic movements will be restricted in the following areas:

Tuesday 22 Sept: St Peter’s Avenue and Market Place, Cleethorpes. St Peter’s Avenue: from 8pm to around 11pm and Market place: from 11pm until complete.

Wednesday 23 Sept: North and Central Promenades, Cleethorpes. Central Prom: from 8pm until around 10pm, North Prom from around 10pm until complete. Parking on Central Prom will be suspended from 6pm to allow the works to be completed safely.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for highways, said: “I’m very proud of our record in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s partly due to diligence of our community that the infection rate remains one of the lowest in the country.

“As a result, we feel it’s the right time for us to start to remove the barriers as people have started to take personal responsibility for social distancing, and more understand the impact of their actions.”

Once removed, all traffic flow around the resort will return to normal, with two way traffic reinstated on St Peter’s Avenue. The barriers on Sea Road will remain to maintain the pedestrian walkway outside the old Waves site. All parking charges will return to normal from Saturday 26 September.

“We will keep the situation under review with our public health colleagues,” continued Cllr Swinburn. “The virus hasn’t gone away and people need to continue to social distance as per the Government guidelines.”

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