‘Near misses’ prompt changes in Grimsby town centre

'Near misses' prompt changes in Grimsby town centre

‘Near misses’ prompt changes in Grimsby town centre

Bollards are being installed around Osborne Street and East St Mary’s Gate junction in Grimsby following a number of reported near misses.

According to North East Lincolnshire Council, increasing numbers of vehicles are dangerously mounting the kerb to park on the footpaths.

Works began yesterday, and “dependent on the contractors availability”, are expected to be completed by tomorrow, Friday 12 March.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said:

“We’re responding to increasing reports of near misses and concerns for pedestrian safety at this busy point as we continue to see more and more vehicles parking here illegally.

“Installing these bollards aims to remove the opportunity for vehicles to park here, ensuring the safety of pedestrians but also reducing the chance of footpaths in the area becoming damaged.

“Alongside this issue, we are also concerned about people driving within the pedestrian area of Victoria Street and are working closely with Humberside Police to find a solution for how this can be tackled.”

Highway officials will continue to monitor the area following the introduction of the bollards and ensure the safety concerns are addressed.

Works are being managed and overseen by North East Lincolnshire Council’s regeneration partner, ENGIE. Contractor Southam Services (Lincs) Ltd is carrying out the works.

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