Press release

Work begins to reopen damaged A180 bridge

Work to repair and reopen a bridge over the A180 near Grimsby begins next weekend.


The Laburnham Bridge, which links Cravens Lane in Habrough with Killingholme Road, was damaged in 2012 when a lorry struck the bridge and caused extensive damage to the structure. When the work, which involves completely replacing the bridge deck, is completed the bridge will be re-opened to the public.

In order to carry out the work safely, the A180 will be fully closed for up to 5 weekends, from 8pm on Friday evening until 6am on Monday morning. The planned dates for the closures are:

  • Friday 12 to Monday 15 September
  • Friday 19 to Monday 22 September
  • Friday 26 to Monday 29 September
  • Friday 3 to Monday 6 October
  • Friday 10 to Monday 13 October

During the closures a fully signed diversion route will be in place which has been agreed with the local authority and emergency services. Eastbound traffic will leave the A180 at the junction with the A160 and follow the diamond symbol to re-join the A180 eastbound at the junction with the A1173, westbound traffic will follow the same route in reverse.

Every effort has been made to ensure disruption to traffic and residents is kept to a minimum. Up-to-date traffic information can be found on the Highways Agency’s website.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 5 September 2014