Work has begun on the multi-million pound regeneration project to transform Cleethorpes.
The £7.2m extensive programme of works will see some exciting changes including improvements to town centre streets, public spaces and investment in historic buildings.
PBS Construction (North East) Ltd has been appointed as the main contractor for the project.
The first phase of works will include the High Street and the top of Alexandra Road down to Sea Road. This will be the main area of works from January 2019 to July 2019.
During this first phase there will be a temporary one-way system established allowing traffic to travel from Isaacs’ Hill towards the roundabout at the Alexandra Road / Sea Road junction. Access will be maintained to St Peter’s Avenue and all side-streets.
Traffic travelling from the southern part of Cleethorpes out towards Isaacs’ Hill will be diverted along Market Street and St Peter’s Avenue. A full diversion route will be signposted.
Cllr Peter Wheatley, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I’m pleased that we’ve reached the stage where things are happening in the resort. Projects like this take a lot of planning to secure the funding, to engage with residents and businesses to shape the project, and finally to go through the planning stages. The changes to the resort will help to shape Cleethorpes’ future, making sure that the public spaces are fit for the future.”
Cllr Gaynor Rogers, Cabinet member for tourism added: “The resort’s potential is significant and things are moving in the right direction. Tourism is a hugely important sector for us. With the work we’re doing in partnership with businesses and community groups and the major funding boosts announced last year, we’re doing all we can to make sure this trend carries on.”
Further information about temporary changes to the highway will be released as the project progresses.
The regeneration project was developed by CoastNEL, a local group with representation from a wide range of local businesses and the community, supported by the Council and ENGIE.
Funding for the overall project has been secured from the Coastal Communities Fund, Heritage Lottery, Local Transport Plan and North East Lincolnshire Council.