An £88.4 million project to improve access to one of the UK’s busiest ports – the Port of Immingham – is nearing completion with traffic set to start using a new bridge at Brocklesby junction.
The A180 eastbound exit slip road on to the A160 at Brocklesby interchange and the A160 eastbound carriageway between Brocklesby and the new Habrough roundabout will be closed to enable a new section of carriageway to be opened.
The improvements are part of the Highways England project which will see a three mile section of the A160 between the A180 and the Port of Immingham upgraded to a dual carriageway along its entire length.
The closures will enable Highways England contractors to integrate the upgraded junction into the existing road ahead as the project reaches the final stages of completion.
Ben Ridgeon, project manager at Highways England, said: “This full weekend closure allows us to complete resurfacing work on the new bridge at Brocklesby so it can be opened to traffic along with the new A180 westbound entry slip road.
“We are advising drivers to allow extra time for their journeys during the closure, and to take care and pay attention to the new road layout on Monday 12 September.
“Once complete, the Port of Immingham scheme, will improve access to the port and surrounding area. Traffic congestion will also be reduced, journey times will become more reliable, and safety will be improved for road users and the local community.”
The Port of Immingham supports a huge range of industries including food processing, chemical and oil refineries, processing plants and the renewable energy sectors.
It is the UK’s largest port by tonnage and handles up to 55 million tonnes of goods every year, including nearly 20 million tonnes of oil and 10 million tonnes of coal.