Council approves £2.6m improvement plan for two roads as part of A180 upgrade

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 29 Nov 2018

Plans for a £2.6 million investment to improve two roads near the A180 in Grimsby have been approved by councillors.

Work is to be carried out on Woad Lane and Moody Lane in the first phase of a wider project to improve the condition of the dual carriageway between the Pyewipe and Lockhill roundabouts, which aims to reduce future congestion and help local businesses.

North East Lincolnshire Council said the plans would help to improve access to the South Humber Bank, where the authority has identified employment and enterprise sites.

A total of £2.622,110 will be spent on the Woad Lane and Moody Lane works, which are planned to be complete by Autumn 2019.

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

Works will be undertaken on Woad Lane as part of the first phase of a project to improve the A180 in Grimsby and adjoining roads (Image: Rick Byrne / Grimsbylive)

Works to be carried out 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.

The scheme was approved at a meeting of the council's cabinet yesterday.

Councillor Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for environment, transport and energy, said he felt the scheme would help to make the borough more attractable to investors and local businesses.

He said: "This shows that North East Lincolnshire is not a post-industrial area, but one that will be able to continue well into the 21st century.

The scheme is designed to improve access to the A180 (Image: Rick Byrne)

"We have secured more than £2 million to upgrade the roads, which will further support the A180 and make the area more attractive as we proceed with the SHIIP programme. This really is good news for the area."

Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration, housing, skills and assets, felt the scheme would provide great opportunities to secure opportunities for regeneration in the area.

And council leader Ray Oxby said: "This will make accessibility to this huge site easier and future proof the road for increased traffic use as we seek to grow business and investment opportunities in the borough through the SHIIP Programme and the Town Deal."

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