Work on A18 safety improvements set to continue

Work to make sections of the A18 safer is to continue over the coming weeks.

A right turn lane is being installed on Barton Street into Utterby as part of £2.8million safety improvements. Work originally began in May but was stopped while investigative work was carried out on drainage issues at the junction.

It is the third stage in improvements to North East Lincolnshire’s boundary with Lincolnshire County Council, which is funding the work.

When work resumes, engineers will have to close the road for four days between the Lincoln Gate junction and the Utterby Primary Academy junction.

Carriageway resurfacing will also require a second closure to take place the following week, from 7am on Monday, September 21 until 6am on Friday, September 26. The £2.8million works are being managed and overseen by Engie, and being carried out by contractor with contractor CR Reynolds.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council said: “It was always our intention to avoid any works taking place at the same time as Toll Bar roundabout which could cause conflict.

“This phase of the A18 improvements are taking place within the boundary of Lincolnshire County Council and therefore, we should not see a major impact on the flow of traffic in North East Lincolnshire.

“We will not be starting phase four of the A18 improvements until the completion of the Toll Bar junction works.

“We must remember these works are critical to ensure the safety of all road users and I would like to personally thank road users, residents and businesses for their continued support while we carry out these improvements.

“Engie and CR Reynolds are fully aware of the impact traffic management has on the A18 and have been working hard to make sure improvements can be completed with minimal disruption.

“Their efforts have kept us well ahead of the original programme, even with these drainage issues, by utilising additional workforce where possible and, as we have done during phase two works, use materials that allow us to shorten the length of works, without comprising quality.”


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