Transport cash could be boost to cyclists and Covid-19 safety

Transport cash could be boost to cyclists and Covid-19 safety

Transport cash could be boost to cyclists and Covid-19 safety

A bid for £336,000 government transport funding could support two major road projects in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Firstly the cash would continue the temporary infrastructure along St Peter’s Avenue and the central promenade in the resort as part of the ongoing response to Covid-19, with changes yet to be agreed.

Secondly it would progress improvements to the cycle infrastructure along the A46 Clee Road and Weelsby Road.

It is proposed works will include the introduction of new protected on-road cycle lanes and amendments of junctions along the carriageway to make it easier and safer for people to cycle.

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner ENGIE have submitted the bid to the Department for Transport’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “I’m pleased we have been able to submit a bid to support businesses and residents as we continue to respond to Covid-19 and encourage more sustainable and active travel.

“Ensuring we can safely keep North East Lincolnshire open and allow for social distancing is vital. By having the infrastructure in place, we can reassure people while also supporting the recovery of our businesses and the wider economy.

“We’re pleased that some of this funding can be used to further support our long-term ambition to move towards more sustainable methods of transport and having the right infrastructure in place to support cyclists in feeling safe on the roads.”

Successful bids are expected to be announced in September, with works expected to take place later in the year.

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