November 20, 2018 4.39 pm This story is over 36 months old

£2.6m plan to improve Grimsby A180 roads

It’s hoped the works will improve traffic flow in the area.

£2.6 million is set to be spent on improvements to roads near to the A180 in Grimsby.

Under plans by North East Lincolnshire Council, work will be carried out on Woad Lane and Moody Lane in the town.

It comes as part of the first phase of proposals to improve the condition of the A180 between Pyewipe and Lockhill roundabouts.

Senior councillors on the authority’s cabinet have been recommended to approve the works at a meeting on November 28.

Moody Lane in Grimsby.

The council said the plans will help to improve access to the South Humber Bank where the authority has identified employment and enterprise sites.

It added that the plans would also help to attract future investment to the area by improving journey times and the condition of the roads.

A total of £2.622,110 will be spent on the proposals which are planned to be complete by Autumn 2019.

The authority has secured £2,094,688 worth of funding from the Humber Enterprise Partnership, while £524,422 will be put forward by the council itself and £3,000 from Network Rail.

Woad Lane in Grimsby.

Works to be carried out as part of the first phase include:

  • Woad Lane – Reconstruction of carriageway, resurfacing of footpath and create shared cycle path, remove traffic islands and full reconstruction of carriageway between Estate Road 1 and Estate Road 5.
  • Moody Lane – Resurface carriageway and footpath, creation of off road shared cycle and footpath on south side between Gilbey Road and Woad Lane.

Angela Blake, director of economy and growth, said in a report that the plan will be a “cost effective” and help reduce short term repair costs.

“Woad Lane and Moody Lane currently suffer from significant carriageway structural failure and the footways are in a poor surface condition,” she said.

“The council and its regeneration partner ENGIE have developed proposals for full reconstruction of the carriageway,  repairs and resurfacing as a long-term, cost-effective alternative to incremental, short-term maintenance activity.”

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