Press release

Closures planned for A160 as part of £88.4 million scheme

Vital preparatory work to create a new roundabout which will improve traffic flow and access between the A160, A180 and the Port of Immingham is due to begin on Monday 20 July.

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The creation of the new roundabout is part of an £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports by upgrading the A160 to a dual carriageway along its entire length.

Contractors will close both the A180 eastbound entry slip road and the westbound exit slip road at Brocklesby Interchange to install safety barriers which will help to reduce the overall length of time to complete the scheme.

Ben Ridgeon, Project Manager at Highways England, said:

By doing this work it will allow the construction phase to progress in a more effective and efficient way, ensuring maximum safety to both road workers and road users alike.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this work will cause as there will be a number of diversions in place.

Once this scheme has been completed, traffic congestion will be reduced, journey times will become more reliable, and safety will be improved for road users and the local community. There will also be better access to the Port of Immingham and the surrounding area.

The westbound entry and exit slip roads of the A180 will be closed between 8pm on Monday 20 July and 6am on Tuesday 21 July. Drivers will be able to follow a signed diversion along the A180 eastbound at Brocklesby Interchange, exit at Stallingborough and return. Drivers should allow an extra 10 minutes for their journey.

Between 8pm on Tuesday 21 July and 6am the following day there will be a full closure of the A180 westbound carriageway between Stallingborough and Brocklesby Interchange. Westbound traffic wanting to leave at Brocklesby will exit the A180 at Stallingborough and follow the signed diversion route along the A1173 Kings Road, and the A1173 Manby Road on to the A160. Drivers should allow an extra 10 minutes for their journey.

At 6am on Wednesday 22 July the A180 westbound exit slip road at Brocklesby will close and remained closed until Spring 2016. Drivers will be diverted via Stallingborough and follow the A1173 or continue along the A180 to Barnetby and return drivers should allow an extra 10 minutes for their journey.

On Wednesday 22 July between 8pm and 6am the following day there will be a full closure of the A160 between Ulceby Road and Brocklesby Interchange.

Westbound traffic wanting to join the A180 at Brocklesby will follow the signed diversion route through Ulceby, the B1211 through Croxton, and the A18 through Melton Ross to re-join the A180 at M180 junction 5 at Barnetby.

Eastbound traffic wanting to join the A180 at Brocklesby will follow the diversion route A160 Humber Road, A1173 Manby Road, A1173 Kings Road to join the A180 at Stallingborough.

At 6am on Thursday 23 July the A160 between Ulceby Road and Brocklesby Interchange will reopen. The A180 eastbound entry slip road at Brocklesby Interchange will remain closed until Spring 2016.

Drivers will be able to follow the signed diversion along the A160 Humber Road, the A1173 Manby Road, the A1173 Kings Road, continue on the A1173 and join the A180 at Stallingborough.

The £88.4 million project began in March and aims to provide better access to the port and the surrounding area, stimulating growth and unlocking economic benefits. It is due to be completed in summer 2016.

For more details, including a computer-generated video showing how the upgraded road will look, please visit the scheme website

General enquiries

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Published 13 July 2015