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Works along Frederick Ward Way

12:30 pm, Wednesday, 24th March 2021 - 4 weeks ago

General

Two sets of work will be taking place along Frederick Ward Way in the next seven days, one involving a night road closure to prevent daytime disruption and ensure quick completion.

On Thursday and Friday this week (March 25 and 26), a small section of the main footpath on the Riverhead side of the road will be closed, close to the Riverhead leisure buildings.

Pedestrians will be guided onto an alternative footway, using a section of the carriageway that will be closed to traffic. People are reminded to follow all the properly marked diversions in this area as the Garth Lane improvement works continue.

This two-day closure is to allow the installation of a lighting column in the area close to the leisure outlets, which include Pure Gym and Captain’s Cove. Access to these venues will also be restricted during the work, which is taking place whilst the businesses are closed.

Meanwhile, next Monday, work to install high friction surfacing and complete carriageway improvements along Frederick Ward Way will take place during a four-night closure.

The surfacing is being applied around the traffic lights and pedestrian crossings between the location of the new bridge and The Riverhead/Victoria Street South. The material increases surface friction assisting stopping and helping to prevent accidents. It can only be applied 28 days after the completion of main surfacing works, at temperatures above five degrees Celsius.

The closures will take place from 7.30pm to 5.30am from the evening of Monday 29 March to the morning of Friday April 2. Vehicle diversions will be clearly marked via Alexandra Road and Corporation Road. Pedestrian access will be maintained with the long-term diversion remaining in place.

As reported, the work is part of the £3.5m regeneration of the whole Garth Lane area.

It 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, and The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government with funding released as a result of the Grimsby Town Deal.

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