August 18, 2020 3.50 pm This story is over 39 months old

£2.6m Moody Lane works complete in Grimsby

Freshly resurfaced and new cyclepath

Road improvements on key access routes in Grimsby are now complete after a £2.6 million project.

The maintenance and improvement works on Moody Lane, Woad Lane and Gilbey Road in Grimsby began in March 2019.

The roads are seen as important access points to major employment sites in the town.

Works included reconstruction and resurfacing of the road and footpath along Moody Lane and Woad Lane, as well as carriageway and footway resurfacing on Gilbey Road.

A new off-road shared foot and cycleway has also been created between Gilbey Road roundabout and Woad Lane, to link the existing routes at Estate Road 1 and Gilbey Road.

An additional lane on the approach to Westgate roundabout on Moody Lane has been installed.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport for North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “These works are vital in ensuring our highway network is capable to support the predicted growth in traffic in this area and ensure we have the infrastructure in place to allow employees to travel to and from work safely and sustainably.”

The project was supported by the government’s local growth fund which was secured by the Humber LEP, and was part of the government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The council and Network Rail joined together to contribute £500,000 to the scheme.