North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, will be starting the final phase of improvements on the A18 from Monday 13 September, with the construction of a roundabout at the Waltham Road junction to replace the existing T junction.
The decision to install a roundabout has been made to reduce the number of accidents at this location, to slow the flow of traffic and to make oncoming vehicles more visible to those at the junction.
To support residents and businesses with our commitment to keep the A18 closures as short as possible, three way temporary traffic signals will be in operation at the Waltham Road/A18 junction during the first week of works as initial preparatory works, including drainage improvements, are carried out in the verge prior to the main construction starting.
From 10am on Monday 20 September, as works progress, the closure of the A18 will come into operation between the A18/A46 roundabout to the Ashby Hill roundabout. A closure will also be in place restricting access from Barnoldby le Beck to the A18.
The works are programmed to take four months to complete but ENGIE and CR Reynolds will work closely to accelerate the programme where possible.
Access for residents will be maintained and directly affected businesses will be engaged with to discuss access requirements.
HGVs will not be able to access the A18 during the closure and will be diverted to use the A46/A16.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “After successful discussions with landowners in the area, I am pleased we are now able to progress the final phase of improvements along the A18.
“Once complete, motorists will see a significant improvement at this junction, which I am sure will be welcomed. All the works carried out as part of this improvement scheme are in line with recommendations from an independent safety review, with an overall aim to improve road safety for the benefit of road users.
“I’d like to thank residents and businesses for their support and patience while we have resolved the legal issues, but this matter was subject to a strict legal process that had to be followed. We have continued to keep our stakeholders informed throughout and the project team will continue to support residents and businesses as required during the works.”
The works will be managed and overseen by the council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, with contractor, CR Reynolds, continuing to carry out the improvements.
North East Lincolnshire Council, ENGIE and CR Reynolds will continue to work closely to minimise disruption to residents and businesses but would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Keep up to date with roadworks across the area at www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.