Work on new roundabout at A18 and Waltham Road junction to start in September

Work on new roundabout at A18 and Waltham Road junction to start in September

The works to build a new roundabout at the A18 and Waltham Road junction are now set to commence in September.

These have been pushed back for a further few months after the work was originally supposed to be carried out from Monday 10 May.

According to North East Lincolnshire Council, the postponement will stop the A18 having to be closed during the summer months when there is a high level of traffic.

In addition, the work being pushed back until September will reduce traffic being diverted into Grimsby and the A16.

A statement on the North East Lincolnshire Council website reads: “As discussions with the landowner’s legal teams continue and will take a few more weeks to complete, works originally set to start on Monday 10 May have been pushed back.

“This matter cannot be influenced by the council and ENGIE – both organisations and landowners are subject to the legal process in place.

“Postponing the works until September allows time for the land purchase to complete and also removes the need to close the A18 over the summer when traffic levels are high.

“Avoiding this time also reduces the amount of summer traffic diverted into Grimsby and on the A16 as a result of an A18 closure, ensuring the road network during the summer holidays remains free flowing and safe.”

The exact date for the closure in September will be confirmed closer to the time.

When the work starts, a road closure will be put in place from the A18/A46 roundabout to the Ashby Hill roundabout on the A18.

A closure will also be in place restricting access from Barnoldby le Beck to the A18.

The works are expected to take four months to complete.

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