A180 completion date delayed

A180 completion date delayed

Roadworks on the A180 have been postponed after months of work which have left motorists constantly frustrated.

The £2 million scheme will see two miles of barriers installed, repaired drainage and upgraded road signage between the Stallingborough Interchange and Pyewipe roundabout.

A 40mph speed limit was also put in place whilst works continue.

The original completion date was supposed to be at the end of March but recent events have caused this date to be postponed until the Easter break.

According to Highways England, the recent storms halted progress on the safety upgrade to the central reservation barrier.

Workers also discovered unrecorded underground cables, meaning the excavation process had to be changed to a finer and slower method.

National Highways Project Manager Steve Bishop said:“Progress on our important safety upgrade to the central reservation barrier on the A180 has unfortunately been hampered by the recent storms. We also unexpectedly discovered some underground cables that had not been recorded on any maps which meant the excavation process had to be changed to a finer and ultimately slower method. We now aim to complete the work in time for the Easter getaway.”

Motorists have recently been left frustrated by the temporary 40 mph speed limit as the works have been taking place overnight.

Some took to Facebook to share their concerns, with one user writing: “The frustrating thing is, where they are removing the old barriers, it looks like they are placing concrete makeshift ones in to cover the gaps, so why the hell is it down to 40mph?”

According to Highways England, the speed limit reduces “the severity of any collision or personal injury should there be an incident.”

Work takes place between 8 pm and 6 am Monday to Friday and involves overnight closures of either the east or westbound carriageway, with occasional overnight weekend closures.

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