New Humber Link Road officially opened

New Humber Link Road officially opened

New Humber Link Road officially opened

Delighted business owners have joined councillors in praising the new Humber Link Road, which is now officially open.

The road, which links Grimsby and Immingham, cost £8.5m, and unites the towns’ important port complexes while reducing travel time by 20-minutes.

The 96-week build was managed by ENGIE and is part of North East Lincolnshire Council’s £42m South Humber Industrial Investment Programme.

It was carried out in three phases with the first phase opening-up a direct route to land with attractive Enterprise Zone status.

The remainder replaced an unadopted stretch of private road ending at Humber Gate.

More than 100 trees have been planted along the fully lit stretch with thousands of tonnes of recycled products used.

Bus stops, and cycle and pedestrian pathways have also been installed and it is set to become part of North East Lincolnshire’s new ‘cycle-superhighway’, a funded project to vastly improve the area’s cycle network.

North East Lincolnshire Council Leader Councillor Philip Jackson said:

“The opening of this road is very much welcomed. It opens-up a tranche of land for future investment along the South Humber Bank, and supports the green agenda with a shorter route between Grimsby and Immingham taking heavy traffic away from the A180.

“It is also an example of the way in which we are investing in infrastructure right across the area.”

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for Environment and Transport, added:

“The opening of this road is a great advantage to both business and the community.

“With reduced travel time it offers easier access for everyone between the two towns and their ports.

“It is yet another huge improvement that has been realised thanks to the SHIIP programme, which along with Pioneer Business Park, the new myenergi building and the mitigation sites, just shows what can be done.”

Port operator ABP Humber is also extremely pleased with the new link between its two ports. Dafydd Williams, Head of Policy, Communications & Economic Development (Humber), said:

“ABP welcomes the new road as it will bring even greater connectivity between our Ports of Grimsby and Immingham.

“The new infrastructure will not only benefit our business and other companies on the port, it will also reduce carbon emissions.”

The programme is the largest investment of its kind ever made along the South Humber bank with an aim of transforming the industrial fortunes of North East Lincolnshire.

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