Two roads to get £2.6m improvement as part of A180 upgrade

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 23 Nov 2018

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

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.

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.

Senior councillors on the authority's cabinet have been recommended to approve the works at a meeting on November 28.

The council added that the plans would also help to attract future investment to the area by improving journey times and the condition of the roads.

A new off-road shared cycle and footpath is to be created as one of the planned improvements to Moody Lane in Grimsby (Image: Rick Byrne / Grimsbylive)

A total of £2.622,110 is proposed to 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 Enterprise Partnership, while £524,422 will be put forward by the council itself and £3,000 from Network Rail.

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.

Angela Blake, the council's director of economy and growth, said in a report that the plan would be "cost effective" and help reduce short term repair costs.

She said: "Woad Lane and Moody Lane currently suffer from significant carriageway structural failure and the footways are in a poor surface condition.

"The council and its regeneration partner ENGIE have developed proposals for full reconstruction of the carriageway, repairs and resurfacing as a long-term, cost-effective alternative to incremental, short-term maintenance activity."

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