The second phase of the Scunthorpe town centre regeneration project can now proceed after the Greater Lincolnshire LEP secured £4 million from the Single Local Growth Fund.
The scheme will help attract further investment, jobs, visitors and shoppers to Scunthorpe and this latest funding will enable road infrastructure improvements to be delivered in the town centre.
A new roundabout will be constructed at Brigg Road/Station Road/High Street East Junction to improve traffic flow at this busy junction.
Other work will include money to complete the new Scunthorpe St Johns Market, with work expected to start in Autumn 2018 with the refurbishment of the former BHS store.
There was also be new shared use pedestrian and cycling facilities along Brigg Road/Trafford Street and a new pedestrian crossing to facilitate the new roundabout.
In addition a new priority junction will be installed at Winterton Road/Home Street and the addition of pedestrian and cycling facilities to Brigg Road/Winterton Road/Glebe Road roundabout.
Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Rob Waltham, said: “This is part of our big vision for Scunthorpe town centre where much work has been delivered and continues.
“The library transformation is complete, the new Ongo HQ is complete and work is well underway to bring more people into the town through the extension of Church Square House. With plans for the new St John’s Market well under way, we can really start to see the transformation of the town centre taking shape, with visible results.”
Deputy Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, David Dexter, added: “The latest tranche of funding of £3.85 million from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Single Local Growth Fund will be part of a £27 million investment package that will continue to regenerate Scunthorpe town centre and build on the initial investment in the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire.
“Our funding will support investment in road improvements, public realm and an extension to Church Square House.
“The regeneration of town centres and the need to invest in a business quarter for Scunthorpe is a cornerstone of our Strategic Economic Plan. To that end we are pleased to support North Lincolnshire Council with its ambitions to transform Scunthorpe town centre.”
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