Press release

Overnight and weekend closures for A160 upgrade

Drivers are being advised there will be a series of closures on the A180 as work continues on a £88.4 million scheme to improve access to the Port of Immingham.

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Contractors for Highways England need to close a 4-mile stretch of the dual carriageway between Stallingborough Interchange and Brocklesby Interchange for engineering and resurfacing work.

There will be a full weekend closure on the westbound carriageway from 8pm on Friday 20 November until 6am on Monday 23 November. Lane 2 of the eastbound carriageway will also be closed.

The following weekend, there will be a full closure on the eastbound carriageway from 8pm on Friday 27 November until 6am on Monday 30 November. Lane 2 of the westbound carriageway will also be closed.

The A180 will then be closed overnight in both directions from 8pm on Wednesday 2 December until 6am on Thursday 3 December. Drivers will be able to follow clearly signed diversion routes.

Highways England project manager, Ben Ridgeon, said:

We are carrying out this improvement work at night and at weekends when traffic levels are at their lowest to minimise disruption to road users.

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.

The A160 will also be upgraded to a dual carriageway along its entire length, providing better access to the Port of Immingham and the surrounding area.

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

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.

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

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 19 November 2015