A158 Burgh le Marsh Bypass
The construction of the Burgh le Marsh Bypass commenced on 4th September 2006 and was opened to traffic on 28 November 2007.
The Bypass forms part of an overall scheme to improve journey time reliability along the A158 to the coastal resorts on the Lincolnshire East Coast. It will have a positive influence on the tourist industry and will encourage economic growth and regeneration in the coastal and rural parts of Lincolnshire through better accessibility.
The Bypass has alleviated Burgh le Marsh from heavy through traffic and improve the overall quality of life for residents and enhance the character and attractiveness of the settlement which includes a Conservation Area.
The new Bypass runs from the eastern end of the dual carriageway at Gunby to a new roundabout near Sycamore Lakes to the east of Burgh le Marsh. It has been constructed to modern standards with a 7.3m wide carriageway and 1m wide hardstrips and is approximately 5.7km long. Total cost of the scheme was £13.7 million.
The Bypass will help to reduce accidents and provide a safer alternative to the tortuous alignment of the existing A158 through Burgh le Marsh.
The scheme was included in Lincolnshire County Council’s 2006 - 2011 Local Transport Plan and the route for the Bypass was chosen after extensive public consultations and exhibitions. Planning Permission for the scheme was obtained in October 2004. An Environmental Statement was prepared to support the Planning Application for the new road which identified the environmental implications of the route and, where necessary, set out measures to be introduced to mitigate against environmental impacts.
Compulsory Purchase and Side Road Orders were published in October 2004, the resultant Public Inquiry was held in July 2005.
A Major Scheme Business Case was submitted to the Department for Transport in December 2005 but a decision on progressing the scheme was deferred pending the outcome of the Regional Funding Allocations for the East Midlands Assembly.
Initially, it appeared that construction of the scheme would proceed in 2008 but extensive lobbying by the County Council and the state of readiness of the scheme was successful in achieving an immediate start of construction. Financial approval for the scheme to proceed was received in July 2006. The Orders for the scheme were subsequently confirmed.
Under Freedom of Information, please see the attached location plan relating to the scheme.
Lincolnshire County Council
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