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Social distancing concrete barriers to be removed from Cleethorpes

2:24 pm, Monday, 7th September 2020 - 1 month ago

COVID-19

In the next few weeks the concrete barriers that have been present across key areas of Cleethorpes are to be removed.

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, Councillors and the public health team have agreed to remove the barriers in order to help the resort get back to normal.

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.”

The first barriers to be removed will be on Sea View Street, with traffic being allowed through again from tomorrow (Tuesday 8 September).

The remaining barriers on St Peter’s Avenue, Market Place and the North and Central Proms will be removed later this month once contractors with specialist lifting equipment can be secured.

Once removed, the traffic flows will return to normal.

The barriers on Sea Road will remain to maintain the pedestrian walkway outside the old Waves site.

“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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