Council to construct ‘Cycle Superhighway’

Council to construct 'Cycle Superhighway'

Council to construct ‘Cycle Superhighway’

Works to create a new Cycle Superhighway are scheduled to begin over the next few weeks, North East Lincolnshire Council have announced.

The new route will be constructed on the dual carriageway between A180 Westgate roundabout to the Lockhill roundabout.

The installation will take place in two phases and will start on Monday 22 March, with traffic management beginning from Monday 15 March.

This is the first location that works will take place as part of the cycle scheme which was awarded £2.2m of Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) funding.

According to figures released by North East Lincolnshire Council, the project is worth a total of £2.6m, with £400,000 contributed by the council and private sector.

The development will see 3.8km of new off-road cycleway constructed to give cyclists a safe and sustainable route across the South Humber Bank to access work and training facilities.

Phase one of the works will take place on the A180 eastbound carriageway from Westgate roundabout through to Lock Hill roundabout

Work will be carried out with a nearside lane closure in place on the eastbound carriageway using concrete traffic safety barriers and cones and a temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place.

The westbound carriageway will also have a nearside lane closure to allow safe pedestrian and cyclist movement during the works travelling in both directions.

Diversion signs will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists.

Phase two will begin on the A180 westbound carriageway from Lock Hill roundabout to the Westgate roundabout.

This will again see a nearside lane closure in place using concrete traffic safety barriers and cones and a temporary 30mph speed limit in place.

Pedestrian and cyclist movement will be maintained on the new A180 eastbound cycleway which will be fully open.

This update follows the launch of the council’s new Lock Up! scheme, which offers free bike racks to local businesses and organisations.

It is hoped that the initiative will encourage people to make use of cycle routes in the borough.

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