Works to start on Garth Lane Grimsby

Works to start on Garth Lane Grimsby

Works to start on Garth Lane Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire Council have announced that works are to begin on Monday the 20th of April, on a site on Garth Lane, Grimsby.

The works are part of a waterfront project which will cost some £3.5million, and had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The project involves the re-modelling and re-paving of a section of the footway, on the south east side of the junction of Frederick Ward Way and Victoria Street South, which leads to the vehicle entrance to the car park.

The existing traffic signals at the junction will be replaced with temporary lights during the work and alternative pedestrian crossing locations will be provided, with the road reduced to one lane on this side.

Meanwhile, the central island on the Victoria Street South carriageway, which is the small section of road between Frederick Ward Way and the entrance to Freshney Place car park, is also being replaced as part of this eight-week phase.

Once this phase is complete, the situation will be assessed as to when the main bulk of the project can start.

This involves similar work on the Riverhead side of Frederick Ward Way and then a complete transformation of the Garth Lane area itself with a new 5m-wide footbridge, improvements to the accessibility of the riverside with layered steps and seating areas, and replanting on the riverbanks and surrounding green spaces, with creative artwork included.

Simon Clarke MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said:

“Town Deals are a key part of this government’s strategy to grow our regional economies. Towns like Grimsby have a proud history as the birthplaces of industry, and it is right that they lead the way in levelling up prosperity across our nation.”

They have said that all contractors will be taking the necessary precautions to comply with Covid-19 safety and hygiene restrictions.

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