Latest on works to A180 bridges in Grimsby as lanes reopen but more closures planned

Work will move to Cleethorpe Road flyover (file photo)
Work will move to Cleethorpe Road flyover (file photo) -Credit:Google Maps

A key milestone is about to be reached on maintenance work to the A180 bridges in Grimsby with more overnight closures planned in the coming days as the focus turns to Cleethorpe Road.

North East Lincolnshire Council says work to Gilbey Road flyover has almost been completed, with carriageways due to be opened up to both lanes from this weekend. However, extended night closures will be needed to complete a final stretch of work, including resurfacing, replacing the expansion joints, fixing drainage gullies and installing road markings.

This will be take place each night between 8pm and 6am for up to two weeks from Tuesday, May 28. While this is taking place, the road will be closed in both directions from Westgate roundabout to Pyewipe roundabout, with signed diversions in place.


There will be more works to the bridge later in the year when the central reservation barrier is replaced with concrete barriers, which the council says "are much safer for the standard 50mph running".

Cleethorpe Road bridge works begin

Meanwhile, the main bridge deck works are set to begin at Cleethorpe Road flyover with traffic management put in place between Lockhill roundabout and Riby Square from Thursday, May 30. A full closure will be required that night to install the contraflow on the bridge.

From Friday, May 31, traffic will be funnelled into the contraflow on the westbound side of the carriageway in "a similar way to how the Gilbey Bridge worked". The approach roads from each side will be funnelled into a single carriageway to filter into the contraflow.

The works will also proceed in a similar fashion to the Gilbey Road flyover, with work on the eastbound side first, followed by the westbound.

Roadworks are continuing on the Gilbey Road flyover on the A180
Roadworks began on Gilbey Road flyover earlier this year -Credit:Donna Clifford/Grimsby Live

The footbridge over the railway that runs underneath Cleethorpe Road flyover has been closed for safety with level access to the town centre available via Pasture Street.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, cabinet member for highways, said: “We need to make sure that these key structures over the main arterial route into and out of our borough are fit to serve for the next 20 years. The traffic has increased phenomenally since they were originally built, and we need to make sure that they’re able to serve our local economy and local people.

“These are critical elements of our highway system in North East Lincolnshire. If these fail, there would be significant impacts, both economically in terms of the amount of trade that use the route, but also for local people going about their everyday lives.”

The locations for planned work on the A180 bridges in Grimsby
The locations for planned work on the A180 bridges in Grimsby -Credit:North East Lincolnshire Council

The works to the structures are being funded mainly through a grant from Government after it recognised the strategic and economic importance of the structures to North East Lincolnshire.

Local businesses will be contacted to discuss the latest works by Kay Stephens, VSL’s liaison contact. If any business has any immediate specific issues, they are asked to contact