Work starts on Monday 26 March to improve the busy Grimsby Hospital junction in Scartho Road.
The junction will be upgraded to ease congestion in the area, improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and improve access to the hospital at the junction of Scartho Road, Forsythia Drive and Cragston Avenue.
The following changes will be made to the existing layout:
• An additional lane will be created to give two lanes in both directions for straight-on traffic in Scartho Road
• Replacement of aging traffic signals
• A new signalised pedestrian crossing
• Improvements to the cycle infrastructure
• Widening of the junction into a strip of hospital-owned land on the corner of the hospital access road, Forsythia Drive
• Some landscaping works will also be carried out and trees replaced.
These changes will also allow for future increases in the amount of traffic using the junction and improve traffic flow.
Cllr David Watson, portfolio holder for energy and the environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
This is a busy junction and struggles to cope with the volume of traffic at peak times with its current layout.
We need to upgrade the junction so it can cope with more traffic as more homes are built in the Scartho Top area.
A new controlled crossing will also be installed to make it easier for people to reach the hospital. At the moment they have to rely on breaks in the traffic and it needs to be made safer.
Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum and we are providing as much information in advance as we can so you can plan ahead for when the works start.
North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC), working in Partnership with ENGIE, will start the works on Monday 26 March 2018, and it is expected to take about 14 weeks to complete.
During the works access to and from the hospital will be maintained, but some temporary lane closures may be required to allow sufficient safe working space for the contractors.
Temporary traffic lights will also be in place during the works but will be staffed at peak times to ensure the impact on traffic is minimised where possible.
Bus stops will remain open as much as possible, although temporary stops might be needed at times. This will be confirmed closer to the time, and posters will be displayed to notify passengers of any changes. The final phase of works will require some night-time road closures.
The team is working closely with organisations including Stagecoach and the Hospital and letters will be sent to affected residents.
North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner ENGIE would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these improvement works.