Major improvement works at Toll Bar roundabout, funded by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, are on schedule to finish early in 2021.
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.
The ongoing work in the area will be completed by 18 December, when the work shuts down for the festive period.
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.
In the new year, the following traffic management will be put in place:
- Starting Monday 4 January for up to three weeks, day-time peak hours, between 9.30am – 2.30pm: Station Road east and west closed and A16 under two-way lights to allow splitter islands to be reinstated and central island works. Pedestrian access to Toll Bar Academy will be maintained. These closures will be the same as the ones from early on in the project.
- Monday 11 January to Friday 15 January, overnight works between 7.30pm and 5.30am: two-way lights on Station Road (west) to allow footway works nearest the Toll Bar Academy entrance to be completed. Note – this closure is in addition to the day-time closure above.
- Monday 18 January for up to two weeks, night works between 7.30pm and 5.30am: Closure of each roundabout arm and the roundabout itself to allow for resurfacing and road markings to be reinstated. Options are currently being explored with the surfacing contractor to reduce or remove the need for a full closure.
Cabinet member for transport and the environment, Cllr Stewart Swinburn, welcomed the programme’s final stages.
“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 it has caused inconvenience, but am also pleased with the way the work has kept on schedule in these difficult times.
“I welcome it entering its final stages and, like everybody else, will be pleased to see it completed early in the New Year.”
Public liaison officer appointed by CR Reynolds Chris Butts is available until Friday during office hours on 07779 431 127 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.