September 4, 2020 1.47 pm This story is over 37 months old

‘Most used road’ in Skegness to close for seven months

The road will be completely demolished and rebuilt

Drivers in Skegness will face seven months of disruption when its ‘most used road’ is closed for major reconstruction works from next week.

The £4.8 million project will see Roman Bank, between Burgh Road/Castleton Boulevard and Elmhirst Avenue, completely demolished and rebuilt, with works beginning on Monday, September 7.

As part of the project, a full 24/7 road closure for cars, trucks and other motorised vehicles will be in place from the end of the week commencing September 7.

A diversion route will be in place via the A52/C541/A158 at the Gunby dual carriageway, and vice versa.

Pedestrian access will be maintained for residents and businesses, except when works are being carried out directly outside a property.

The works will involve digging up 550 metres of old carriageway and footway, around 400 wagon loads full, and rebuilding it with over 7,000 tonnes of tarmac and other materials.

Lincolnshire County Council said it will also be installing nearly half a mile of new drainage pipes under the new carriageway.

The pedestrian crossing near the junction of Roman Bank and Sea View Road will be fully refurbished.

Breheny Civil Engineering will be carrying out the works.

Diversion route during the works on Roman Bank in Skegness. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Over the past few weeks, we’ve worked closely with Breheny to refine the scheme’s programme so it’s shorter and more efficient.

“As a result, subject to suitable weather, we now expect the scheme to take seven months to complete, instead of eight – with the road closure removed before Easter.

“However, there will still be some significant disruption, but we will do everything we can to keep it to an absolute minimum.

“This includes carrying out the work in rolling phases so businesses and residents are directly affected for less time.”

Private and on-street parking within the immediate area of works will be restricted.

However, restrictions on two ‘limited-time’ parking zones on Sea View Road, between the junction with Hoylake Drive and the junction with Roman Bank, will be suspended during the project to provide alternative parking.