Press release

Overnight closures to take place on the A160

Drivers are advised there will be closures this week on the A160 as part of the next stage of an £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports

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The westbound side of the A160 between Eastfield Road and the Habrough Road roundabout will be closed overnight on Thursday 28 May to install narrow lanes.

The eastbound side will then be closed overnight between the same junctions on Friday 29 May. The narrow lanes will allow contractors to begin work to install a new bridge over the A160 to link the two sides of Town Street.

All of the closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow clearly signed diversion routes along the A1173. Once the narrow lanes have been installed, a temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place for the safety of road workers and drivers.

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.

The £88.4m 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.

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.

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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 27 May 2015