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Update: Cleethorpe Road bridge bearing replacement works

by Steve Beasant on 6 November, 2014

A contra-flow traffic management scheme will be in place from the evening of Sunday 2 November as part of the ongoing improvements to the A180 Cleethorpe Road flyover.

As reported, the bridge is undergoing a major refurbishment after funding was secured from the Department for Transport earlier this year.

This major refurbishment of the bridge involves lifting the 18 span bridge to enable the existing bearings to be removed and new ones to be installed.

Bridge bearings are a key part of the structure which transfer the loads and movements of the bridge deck to its substructure and foundations.

The bridge will remain open but contractors need a single lane contraflow system to be put in place on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways to make sure the work can be managed safely.

Temporary traffic lights will also be introduced at the Freeman Street and Cleethorpe Road junction and access to Riby Square from Grimsby Docks will be closed to all traffic. A local diversion will be put in place via Riby Street and Humber Street.

The contractor needs this traffic management to remain in place until the completion of the works in March 2015.

Night time closures are also scheduled on the A180 from Monday 17 November through to Sunday 23 November as part of the ongoing Lockhill improvement works.

These will take place between 7.30pm and 6am. The closure will be at the Lockhill roundabout and will affect traffic coming from Pyewipe through to Freeman Street. Local diversions will be in place during the closures.

The highways works that are currently in place at the Lockhill roundabout, and those planned for Riby Square in January 2015 will also make use of this traffic management to minimise disruption to the travelling public.

People are advised that there might be some delays at times and to take this into account when planning journeys.

Visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/travel for live travel information, including congestion, and click on the alerts tab to register for email alerts about roadworks in your area.

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