WORK to transform Cleethorpes’ carriageways and paths will resume from 6 January as multi-million-pound improvements to the resort continue.
With funding from the Coastal Communities Fund secured by CoastNEL, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, North East Lincolnshire Council and the Local Transport Programme, more than £7million is being invested into changing the physical landscape of Cleethorpes.
Running alongside the extensive works to the carriageways and paths, plans to preserve the resort’s heritage are also progressing with projects concentrating on structures of architectural importance, such as the old Empire Theatre and Alexandra Road’s unique Victorian balconies.
Sea View Street starting on 6 January:
- Work will start on the pedestrianisation of the Wardall Street ‘cut through’ between the Fisherman’s Arms and the retail unit currently under refurbishment. The ‘cut through’ will be completely closed to traffic and pedestrians for the expected five-week construction period.
- Traffic management at the Sea View Street junction with Alexandra Road will return for approximately five weeks to enable the renewal of the path on the seaward side of Alexandra Road, the details for this separate section of work are given below.
Sea Road, Market Street and Alexandra Road during January:
- Monday 6 January will see contractors back on site to complete works to the south side of the junction, in Market Street and upgrade the current roundabout, which has been deemed not fit for purpose in the Local Transport Programme, (LTP).
- A puffin signal-controlled pedestrian crossing will be installed on the south-side of the new roundabout.
- The above work is expected to take five weeks to complete and for its duration Market Street will be closed, up to Dolphin Street, with three-way temporary signals operating at the junction.
- Towards the end of these works there will be night time closures to allow for resurfacing.
Alexandra Road from January:
- Work will start on the path along Alexandra Road, on Monday 6 January to replace the current materials with York Stone all the way from the Sea Road junction to the Armed Forces Memorial Gate.
- This will begin with an expected five-week construction period in the Memorial Gate area and during that time, three-way temporary signals will be in operation at the top of Sea View Street.
- The bus stop outside Tale of Two will be replaced.
- Once this is complete, this work will continue on the seaward side over an expected three-month period, with a one-way traffic management system in operation along Alexandra Road heading towards Knoll Street. Diversions will take in Knoll Street, Cambridge Street and St Peter’s Avenue.
As previously reported, these works are part of the wider regeneration of Cleethorpes, which also includes public art works along the North Prom as the resort looks to continually improve itself as a major visitor attraction along the East coast.
North East Lincolnshire Council’s Regeneration lead, Cllr John Fenty, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those affected by these works for their support and assistance. While we appreciate that such extensive projects do come with some challenges, we are confident that the results will significantly enhance Cleethorpes as a resort where a growing number of people wish to visit, allowing visitor numbers and business to grow side-by-side.”