Two new puffin crossings to be built on Barrowby Road

Pedestrian crossing

Construction of the first new Grantham crossing will start next month.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Immediately following our ongoing crossing works in Great Gonerby, we’ll be heading to Barrowby Road to build two more new pedestrian crossings – one at the Poplar Farm end and another at the Greenhill Road end.

“We’ll be starting at the western end of Barrowby Road, south of Poplar Farm, in June for a month before heading east to build another crossing near Greenhill Road this autumn.

“As the local councillor for these areas, I’ve taken the feedback people have shared with me on-board and fought to get these two new crossings built. The general feeling amongst residents is that these two new pieces of infrastructure will make it much easier for people to access Poplar Farm Primary School and the schools, shops and allotments near Greenhill Road.”

Both projects will involve installing six new traffic signal heads, in addition to laying new tactile paving and new road surfacing.

Below are construction details for the Poplar Farm crossing (details for the new Greenhill Road crossing will be shared closer to the time, once confirmed).

Dates and timeframes

Monday 3 June for up to five weeks

Location of works

Barrowby Road near Poplar Farm, located just east of the footpath across from Barrowby Road that connects to the primary school

Traffic management

24/7 temporary traffic signals – these will be removed when not required

A three-night road closure will be required to lay the final road surfacing at the start of July, with a diversion route via A1 / A607, and vice versa.

*Please note that we are working collaboratively with Vistry Homes, who will also be carrying out footway works within the same traffic management.

These projects are part of the ongoing Community Crossing Initiative, which will see over ten pedestrian crossings built throughout the county. The initiative will cost £3.8 million, with £1.5 million earmarked by Executive in 2023 and the remaining coming from a combination of additional county council funding and developer contributions.

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Published: 9th May 2024