Skegness's Roman Bank set for major road and footpath improvements

Photo of Roman Bank in Skegness, with tourists and cars using the road.
Roman Bank, Skegness

Works to replace worn out road and footways, improve drainage and refurbish a pedestrian crossing along a 550 metre stretch of Roman Bank will start on Monday 7 September.

The works, which will be carried out between Roman Bank's junction with Burgh Road/Castleton Boulevard to just past its junction with Elmhirst Avenue, are expected to last for just over eight months (subject to suitable weather).

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: "This stretch of Roman Bank is a vital piece of our coast's infrastructure, but it is in desperate need of repair.

"However, thanks to the £3.6m in funding we received from the Department for Transport earlier this year, we can finally give it a new lease of life.

"Our plan is to start work just after the end of the school summer holidays next month so it's ready to re-open next May, just in time for summer."

As part of the works, a full 24/7 road closure of Roman Bank will be in place from the end of w/c 7th September (the exact location will change as the scheme progresses).

The official diversion route for the closure will be via the A52 / C541 / A158 at the Gunby dual carriageway, and vice versa.

Cllr Davies continued: "Although drivers won't be able to access or park within the area of works, or use Roman Bank as a through route during the project, pedestrian access will be maintained for residents and businesses.

"The only exception will be when we are working directly outside of a property. When that happens, access will be limited but the team will do their absolute best to complete that area as quickly as possible.

"I want to thank everyone in advance for bearing once we start making these improvements.

"Not only will they help keep the coast's road network up and running, but they'll also mean smoother and safer journeys for everyone traveling in Skegness."


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Published: 20th August 2020