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Temporary footpath closure: Frederick Ward Way

2:30 pm, Monday, 2nd November 2020 - 4 years ago


A TEMPORARY footpath closure along Victoria Street will be in place until Friday, (November 6) as piling work is undertaken along the River Freshney.

To ensure health and safety requirements are met, the closure will take effect in the immediate vicinity of the Garth Lane improvement works – on the Fishermen’s Wharf side of Frederick Ward Way where the old footbridge used to be. Diversion signs will be in place directing people to the main crossings at the Peaks Parkway and Alexandra Road junctions.

As reported, the permanent diversion along Alexandra Road will remain until the new bridge is installed, with the old structure lifted out last month.

One-lane of Frederick Ward Way on that same east side will also be closed until Friday for the same reason, with access still available to Victoria Street South/Freshney Place car park entrance.

The closures will allow piling work to take place on the south side of the River Freshney as abutments for the new 5-metre wide bridge are installed. Similar work in preparation for the new riverside tiered seating/walkway has been taking place on the opposite side of river over the last fortnight.

The work is part of the wider project to completely transform the Garth Lane area with the new bridge, new lighting, CCTV, seating, landscaping and paving. It is due to completed next spring.

The project, which is being managed by ENGIE on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council, is supported by £1.3m secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Local Growth Fund as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. A further £2.2m has also been awarded by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government with funding released as a result of the Grimsby Town Deal. 

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