North Lincolnshire

Over £16.5m to be spent on North Lincolnshire transport schemes

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North Lincolnshire streets will benefit from over £16.5m of improvements during 2016/17.

Over 100 schemes will gain from the funding, which will be spent on surface treatments, footway improvements, bridges, street lighting, street furniture and signals.

Over £14m has been allocated from the government via the council’s Local Transport Plan, with a further £2.45m from North Lincolnshire Council.

As well as significant potholing repairs, many footpaths will be resealed across the county.

Improvements to the county:

Street lighting will be improved in Brigg, Howsham, Kirton Lindsay and Ashby.

The traffic signals on Britannia Corner and on Mary Street in Scunthorpe will be upgraded, whilst flood alleviation works will be carried out at Woodlands View, Barnetby and Reapers Rise, Epworth.

The bridge on Thorne Road in Sandtoft will also be repaired. Drainage and road improvement works will be undertaken at Church Street in Scawby. These are just a few examples of the plans in place.

The additional funding from North Lincolnshire Council will support this year’s £350,000 programme of carriageway and footway resurfacing that has already started.

It will fund improved flooding and drainage schemes, traffic calming measures and school safety zones together with new pedestrian crossings for Kirton, Barton and Bottesford.

Footpaths that are currently or will soon be resurfaced include:

  • Bodmin Close, Scunthorpe, between Plymouth Road and Mendip Road: August 8 – August 11
  • Sidney Road, Scunthorpe, from Meredith Road: August 12
  • Mendip Road, Scunthorpe, from Chiltern Road: August 15 – August 18
  • Quantock Avenue, Scunthorpe, from Mendip Road: August 18 – August 19
  • Chatterton Crescent, Scunthorpe, from Old Crosby Street: August 22 – August 29
  • Thornholme Drive, Bottesford, from Chesney Drive: August 30 – August 31

Roads that are currently or will soon be resurfaced include:

  • Station Road, Scunthorpe, between Oswald Road and Brigg Road: dates tbc. Temporary traffic signals will be in place
  • Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, between Newland Avenue and Berkeley Circle: August 8 – August 16. Temporary traffic signals will be in place
  • Hibaldstow, from the speed limit sign to Old Paddock Close: August 17 – August 23. Temporary traffic signals will be in place
  • Cliff Gardens, Scunthorpe, between Brant Road and Highfield Avenue: September 26 – September 27. The road will be closed temporarily. A diversion will be in place
  • Highfield Avenue, Scunthorpe, between Cliff Gardens and Doncaster Road: September 28 – September 29. The road will be closed temporarily. A diversion will be in place
  • Moor Lane Bridge, Yaddlethorpe: October 3 – October 4. Temporary traffic signals will be in place

Councillor Neil Poole, Cabinet Member for Environment at North Lincolnshire Council said: “Improving our footpaths and roads is a key priority for the council.

“£16.5m is a significant investment that will improve access to our towns and villages, whilst making it easier for people to change between different forms of transport.”