Major improvement works at Toll Bar roundabout, funded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, are on schedule to finish in the next few weeks.
The six month project is nearing the end, with traffic management required early in the new year to allow for final finishing of the splitter islands, resurfacing and new lining to be set out.
North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner Engie, working with contractor CR Reynolds, have now released details of the final phase of the six-month scheme starting next week.
From Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January, the roundabout will be closed completely to traffic during the day-time from 7.30am to 6pm to allow for resurfacing and re-lining works.
Originally planned as overnight works, forecast deteriorating temperatures have made the move to day-time work a necessity in order to get the project completed.
Additionally, reduced traffic on the roads due to the national lockdown has contributed to the change of plans.
Through traffic from the A16 will be diverted via the A18 and localised diversions will be in place for Station Road traffic.
Any pedestrians, including school children, in the area will be diverted around the works. Marshalls will be in place to assist where necessary.
Cabinet member for transport and the environment, Cllr Stewart Swinburn, explained:
“We can see the end of the project in sight now. But we need to get these works completed as soon as we can.
“I would like to thank parish councillors, residents, businesses, Tollbar Academy, and other stakeholders for their patience and understanding over the course of the works,” he said.
“I appreciate that this final phase will cause a lot of inconvenience locally, but I’m assured the team is doing what it can to reduce this.”
Public liaison officer appointed by CR Reynolds Chris Butts is available until Friday during office hours on 07779 431 127 or email at email@example.com.
Specific issues regarding the project can be raised by contacting the delivery team by email at Tollbarjunction@nelincs.gov.uk or write to Toll Bar Junction Improvements Engagement Team, New Oxford House, George Street, Grimsby, DN31 1HB.