Major improvements to Skegness roads set to begin in late September
Road reconstruction works within Skegness will start in late September.
Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways, said: “Following on from our resurfacing works to Roman Bank last year, we’re now working to rebuild some of Skegness’s other major roads, including North Parade, Grand Parade and Drummond Road.
“This will be a really big undertaking involving excavating the failing sections of carriageway and using over 4,000 tonnes of tarmac and other materials to rebuild them.
“While on-site, we’ll also be replacing the gullies along Lumley Avenue which will help improve drainage along the road and will be resurfacing a small section of Roman Bank between Ida Road and Lincoln Road too.”
Cllr Carl Macey, North Skegness county councillor, said: “The reconstruction of Roman Bank has made journeys through Skegness much better for residents and visitors alike, so we’re now focusing on rebuilding some of our other major routes.
“There will, no doubt, be some disruption while the roadworks are underway. However, this is a necessary part of all highways improvements, so I ask everyone affected to remain patient and bear with us.”
Dates and timeframes
Monday 25 September for up to ten weeks
Phase 1 – temporary traffic signals on North Parade and Grand Parade, and a daytime closure of Drummond Road, from 8am to 6pm, starting Monday 25 September until mid-October
Phase 2 – daytime road closure of North Parade from 8am to 6pm starting mid-November for up to one week
Phase 3 – night-time closure of Grand Parade from 7pm to 6am starting upon completion of Phase 2
Roman Bank section – full 24-hour, weekday-only road closure (southbound only) starting upon completion of Phase 3 until late November
Please note that specific dates and times for the above phases will be posted on road signs no less than two weeks in advance.
Location of works
North Parade: between Castleton Boulevard and Scarbrough Avenue
Grand Parade: between Scarbrough Avenue and Clock Tower Roundabout
Drummond Road: between Lumley Road and Sandbeck Avenue
Roman Bank: between Ida Road to Berry Way (gyratory)
North/Grand Parade: Castleton Blvd / Roman Bank / Lumley Road, and vice versa
Drummond Road: Sandbeck Avenue / Richmond Drive / Lumley Road, and vice versa
Roman Bank: A158 Burgh Road/ B1528 Lincoln Road, and vice versa
Please note that there will be no weekend working and no works during October half term.
Karen Cassar added: “There will inevitably be some disruption during the works, but we’ll be doing everything we can to keep this to a minimum. This includes carrying the project out after Skegness’s peak summer season and also maintaining access for residents, hotel guests and businesses throughout the works.
In the meantime, we also ask people to leave additional time for their journeys until we’re finished on site.
“We also encourage anyone wanting to report potholes or other faults on our road network via FixMyStreet, either online or on the app.”
For up-to-date information about this and other roadworks, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.