Concrete barriers to come down in Cleethorpes

Concrete barriers to come down in Cleethorpes

Concrete barriers to come down in Cleethorpes

CONCRETE barriers installed to aid social distancing in Cleethorpes will be removed over the next few nights.

The barriers were installed as lockdown was lifted in the wake of the Covid-19, however the low infection rate in the area and the time of year means they are being taken down to help the resort get back to normal.

In order for specialist contractors to be able to remove the barriers safely, traffic movements will be restricted in the following areas:

Today (Tuesday): St Peter’s Avenue and Market Place. St Peter’s Avenue from 8pm to around 11pm; and Market Place from 11pm until complete.

Wednesday: North and Central Promenades. Central Prom from 8pm until around 10pm; North Prom from around 10pm until complete. Parking on Central Prom will be suspended from 6pm to allow the works to be completed safely.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, NELC Cabinet member for highways, said: “I’m very proud of our record in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s partly due to diligence of our community that the infection rate remains one of the lowest in the country.

“As a result, we feel it’s the right time for us to start to remove the barriers as people have started to take personal responsibility for social distancing, and more understand the impact of their actions.”

Once removed, all traffic flow around the resort will return to normal, with two-way traffic reinstated on St Peter’s Avenue. The barriers on Sea Road will remain to maintain the pedestrian walkway outside the old Waves site.

All parking charges will return to normal from Saturday (26).

“We will keep the situation under review with our public health colleagues,” continued Cllr Swinburn. “The virus hasn’t gone away and people need to continue to social distance as per the Government guidelines.”

Contact Gi Grimsby
Email us:
Follows us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest local stories, breaking news and to join the conversation