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Surfacing works scheduled for recently constructed Gibraltar Point footpath and cycleway

The works are expected to last for two days, now ending on Wednesday 31 May, subject to reasonable weather conditions. The footpath and cycleway will be closed to both cyclists and pedestrians for the duration of the works.

Cycle path sign

Expected to begin again on 30 May

Steve Brooks, Senior Project Leader, said:

“The surfacing material we have chosen for this location can only be laid during dry weather, so due to the heavy rains forecast, we have had no choice but to postpone the final step in completing the newly-created footway and cycleway located south of Aylmer Road.

“The result is that the path will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians on Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May. We apologise for any confusion or inconvenience caused by this delay.

“When complete, the new cycle path will make it easier for residents and visitors to get to Gibraltar Point by bike or on foot, encouraging them to leave the car at home and use a more sustainable form of transport. Not only is this good for the environment, but it should help take some of the traffic off the roads during the summer months when they’re congested.”

Work on the second phase of the Gibraltar Point pathway, which started on Monday 6th March and is expected to be complete at the end of May, will be unaffected by the resurfacing of phase one.

The main focus of the scheme is to reconstruct and improve the existing path so that it is serviceable and attractive to both cyclists and pedestrians.  Additionally, the new kerb lines will be set further back, creating a wider carriageway for vehicles passing one another.

The new Skegness to Gibraltar Point footpath and cycle path is part of the £5.7m Go Skegness project, an initiative designed to support the East Coast economy; encourage growth; alleviate town centre congestion; and develop more opportunities for visitors and residents to use sustainable methods of transport.

For more information about the Go Skegness project, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects

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