Work to start on £4.5m highway scheme

Work to start on £4.5m highway scheme

Work to start on £4.5m highway scheme

Work is to begin on a £4.5m highway scheme to boost the local economy in North Lincolnshire, it has been announced.

North Lincolnshire Council say that the development will produce opportunities for employment and housing growth whilst easing congestion on the road network in North Lincolnshire, particularly at Berkeley Circle.

The development is set to begin in June, with the creation of a new junction on the M181 that unlocks 60 acres of land for commercial development.

The new junction will also act as a bypass for Burringham village.

It will connect to a new east to west link road between the M181 and Scotter Road.

Another roundabout will be built by Highways England at the northern end of the M181 connecting it to Burringham Road.

The M181 will then be detrunked and will no longer be a motorway.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is a key milestone in the Lincolnshire Lakes development allowing access to land for commercial development creating jobs and new homes.

“The investment in the infrastructure will provide the green light for the development as a whole.

“Lincolnshire Lakes is a game changer for North Lincolnshire’s economy and will be a catalyst for the regeneration of the area.

“The new junction will also ease congestion in North Lincolnshire, particularly at Berkeley Circle.

“With construction companies facing difficult times, now is the right time for the council to invest in the infrastructure of North Lincolnshire – protecting jobs now and at the same time building for the future.”

Works are expected to take 48 weeks to complete.

They are being carried out by ESH Construction Ltd.

The scheme is being funded by Government cash through the Greater Lincolnshire Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) as part of their plans to grow Lincolnshire’s economy.

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