Press release

Immingham Port link road upgrade enters next phase

The next stage of an £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports is due to begin on Wednesday 20 May.

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The Highways England scheme will see a three-mile section of the A160 between the A180 and the Port of Immingham upgraded to a dual carriageway along its entire length.

Improvements will also be made to junctions along the route, including a new roundabout at the junction with the A180, a new bridge over the A160 on Town Street, and a new road under the railway line by the port.

The Port of Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage and handles up to 55 million tonnes of goods every year, including nearly 20 million tonnes of oil and 10 million tonnes of coal.

Contractors will close the section of the A160 between the A180 and Ulceby Road overnight on Wednesday 20 May so that they can install narrow lanes before they begin upgrading a mile-long stretch to a dual carriageway.

Ben Ridgeon, Project Manager at Highways England, said:

The A160 is a key route for vehicles taking goods to and from the Port of Immingham, and so the single-lane section between the A180 and the Habrough Road roundabout often suffers from congestion.

The project will upgrade this stretch of the A160 to a dual carriageway and make many other improvements to junctions along the route. We need to close a section of the A160 overnight so we can install the narrow lanes we’ll need to be able to start building the dual carriageway.

Once 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.

More details on the scheme, including a computer-generated video showing how the upgraded road will look, are available at the road project website

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 20 May 2015