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Major route into Cleethorpes set for highway revamp

10:18 am, Friday, 28th August 2020 - 2 months ago

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Works will be starting on Clee Road next month to upgrade the traffic signals, resurface the carriageway and carry out changes to the road layout on the major route into Cleethorpes.

The works are due to start on Monday 7 September, with the scheme completed by Friday 27 November.

This includes replacing existing drainage gullies, improving existing vehicle crossings, upgrading the existing traffic signals at the Brereton Avenue junction, and carriageway resurfacing and road marking renewal.

As part of the works, there will be some changes to the road layout on Clee Road between Beacon Court and Isaac’s Hill roundabout, including:

  • Introduction of a new pedestrian crossing point in the middle of the road between Beacon Court and St Hugh’s Avenue
  • Introduction of formal bus stop markings opposite St Hugh’s Avenue junction
  • Relocation of one bus stop between Isaac’s Hill and Wollaston Road to reduce conflict with passing and parked vehicles
  • Relocation of the on-road cycle lane between Brereton Avenue and Beacon Court, which currently runs between two lanes of traffic (left-hand turn and straight ahead). The cycle lane will be moved to the kerb edge so that the two lanes of traffic can sit side by side and cyclists aren’t between the flow of traffic.
  • Bring the on-road cycle lane to the kerb edge between Brereton Avenue and Grimsby Road, with the proposal to widen it to two metres.

To reduce disruption to motorists, the works will be carried out in the following phases:

Monday 7 September – 27 September

Replacement of existing drainage gullies between Isaac’s Hill and Kelham Road. These works will be carried out under localised traffic management (cones and barriers).

Monday 28 September – 16 November

From Monday 28 September, works to upgrade existing vehicle crossings, relocate the existing bus stop and upgrade the existing traffic signals will start. This part of the works can be carried out under localised traffic management (cones and barriers). Engineers and the contractor will work to reduce disruption but to ensure the safety of the workforce, temporary traffic signals may be introduced if required.

A new pedestrian dropped crossing point and a new drainage connection will also be installed between Beacon Court and St Hugh’s Avenue. To allow this work to be carried out, temporary traffic signals will be in operation and in place for the duration of the works.

There will be a 24-hour road closure on Wollaston Road between Clee Road and 2 Wollaston Road throughout this phase. During the closure, the one-way street between Clee Road and Bursar Street will be temporarily signed as two- way to maintain access for residents.

Monday 16 November – 27 November (subject to the completion of the above phases)

From Monday 16 November, carriageway resurfacing and road marking renewal will be carried out in phases under a full overnight road closure between 7pm and 6am. Further details will be provided closer to the start date.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “These works are part of the council’s Local Transport Plan for this year to make sure the highway is in a safe and good condition for everyone.

“By carrying out these works, we are able to improve the layout of the road, the flow of traffic with upgraded traffic lights, and the safety for all road users with the re-location of cycle lanes and the installation of a pedestrian crossing point in the middle of the busy road.”

The works will be managed and overseen by the council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE, with contractor, Specialist Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the works.

The council, ENGIE, and Specialist Surfacing Ltd would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience and assure you that the work will be completed as quickly and safely as possible.

To keep up to date with roadworks in North East Lincolnshire visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.

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