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New footpaths and cycle paths to connect Ingoldmells and Winthorpe to the seafront

31 August 2017

Work on the new paths, which are part of the ongoing £5.7m Go Skegness project, is to begin this September.

The new footpaths and cycle-paths are being built to connect Ingoldmells and Winthorpe to the seafront, creating more opportunities to get around sustainably, more people will leave their car at home and walk or ride a bike when getting from point A to point B.

These upgraded multi-use footpaths and cycle paths will provide a smoother surface for pedestrians, those with impaired mobility and cyclists, whilst keeping them a safe distance away from the A52.

The construction of these paths will be carried out in three phases, all subject to reasonable weather conditions:

  1. Winthorpe Avenue - works start on Monday 4 September for five weeks
  2. Spirewic Avenue to Winthorpe Avenue - works start 23rd October for four weeks
  3. Old Roman Bank - works start mid-late October for nineweeks

The improvements will see the existing footways widened, the slabs removed and replaced with tarmac. Where necessary, the drainage will also be improved. Cycle parking facilities on Winthorpe Avenue will be refreshed and an additional five cycle stands will be installed.

During the works, alternative pedestrian routes will be provided and access to properties will be maintained. There may be periods of inconvenience when works take place over residential accesses, in which case residents will be advised in advance. 

Traffic management will be required in locations where the paths cross the carriageway. There will also be a short closure on North Foreland Avenue to allow for resurfacing at the junction.

Lincolnshire coast

Smoother surface those with impaired mobility

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“Encouraging sustainable transport for residents and visitors to the coast is one of our primary goals for the Go Skegness project, and these new paths will do just that.

“Not only will the paths help connect all of the businesses and facilities along the stretch of road between Butlins and Spirewic Avenue, but they will also link the A52 up to the seafront. This will make getting around by foot or cycle much safer and more convenient.

“Our hope is that, by creating more opportunities to get around sustainably, more people will leave their car at home and walk or ride a bike when getting from point A to point B.”

The Go Skegness project has been made possible thanks to £4m of funding secured by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP from the Government’s Single Local Growth Fund. The work is being carried out during the autumn and winter months so as not to adversely impact holiday season traffic.

For the latest news on Go Skegness, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects.

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