Essential maintenance and improvement works on key access routes to major employment sites in Grimsby, have been completed.
The project has been supported with £2.6m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber LEP and part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, with the council and Network Rail jointly contributing £0.5m.
Works on the project have included: reconstruction and resurfacing to improve the condition of the road and footpath along Moody Lane and Woad Lane in Grimsby, the creation of an off-road shared foot and cycleway carriage and footway resurfacing, the installation of an additional lane on the approach to Westgate roundabout and street lighting renewal.
Now complete, the scheme will provide a number of benefits for businesses and employees in these areas including improved local travel to work times and options for safe and sustainable travel by cycling and walk, says North East Lincolnshire Council.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, 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.
“I would like to thank all the businesses affected by the works for their co-operation and understanding while these improvements were carried out. Our partner, ENGIE, and CR Reynolds worked closely with stakeholders to ensure all businesses in the area could continue to operate with minimal disruption.”
Stephen Parnaby OBE, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “We’re really pleased to see this important improvement scheme has now been completed. We know that improving the roads, footpaths and cycleways in the local area can help making getting to work much easier for residents in Grimsby and can also help people to make more sustainable transport choices.”
When the Humber Bank Link Road is completed, these improvements will support access to the new road better linking the ports of Grimsby and Immingham.