Road users voice their frustration on the A180 Cycle Superhighway roadworks

Cycle Superhighway A180

Road users voice their frustration on the A180 Cycle Superhighway roadworks

The first section of the Cycle Superhighway is estimated to be completed in mid-July, with the ongoing roadworks on the A180 set to come to an end.

The roadworks started in March on the busy dual carriageway, initially between the Westgate roundabout to the Lockhill roundabout, and have now moved over to the westbound carriageway.

A spokesperson for North East Lincolnshire Council said: “The full project will see a total of 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.

“£2.2m of the funding came from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), with £400,000 contributed by the council and private sector.”

However, regular users of the road are voicing their concerns on the project.

The ’empty’ separate lane installed for cyclists while the roadworks are being completed

Questions are being raised on whether or not the superhighway will be popular enough to justify the cost of the project and the time taken to complete it.

Road users are commenting that “hardly any” cyclists are using the separate lane which has been cordoned off for their use while the roadworks take place – raising the concerns on whether or not enough cyclists will use the superhighway upon its completion.

A road user who uses the A180 every day commented: “It’s really frustrating being sat in traffic for 25 minutes each way every day when there’s an entire lane available for cyclists that isn’t being used. I’ve seen hardly anyone working on the project, and I fear that many cyclists won’t even use the superhighway.”

Another person said: “I drive to and from Grimsby from Scunthorpe once a week for work, and I’ve never seen a single cyclist using the separate lane. The roadworks are a big inconvenience.

“I just don’t see the point in all this money being spent on something that isn’t really needed.”

North East Lincolnshire Council has been contacted for comment on the matter.

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