Grimsby

Closures set ahead of A160 scheme completion in Grimsby

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Traffic using the A160 near Grimsby will be switched to a new section of road as part of a £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports.

The existing road will be closed during the next two weekends to prepare for the traffic switch which will see drivers using a new section of carriageway in an important milestone for the scheme.

The closures will enable Highways England contractors to integrate the new network into the existing road.

The A180 eastbound exit slip road onto the A160 at Brocklesby Interchange will be fully closed from 10am on Friday, July 15 until 6am on Monday, July 18.

The A160 between Brocklesby Interchange and Eastfield Road will be fully closed from 8pm on Friday, July 15 until 6am on Monday July 18.

The same closure will be in place from 8pm on Friday, July 22 until 6am on Monday, July 25, at which point vehicles will be switched from the existing network onto the new Habrough roundabout and A160.

The new carriageway will operate as a two-way road rather than a dual carriageway, with a contraflow in place, until the scheme is complete.

Ben Ridgeon, Project Manager at Highways England, said:“This is another exciting milestone for the Port of Immingham scheme, which will improve access to the port and surrounding area.

“Once completed, traffic congestion will be reduced, journey times will become more reliable, and safety will be improved for road users and the local community.”