A160/A180 Port of ImminghamRecently updated

Improving the A160 between the junction with the A180 at Brocklesby interchange and access to the Port of Immingham.

Region:  North East
Start date:  Spring 2015
Cost:  £88.4 million
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Autumn 2016
Programme:  

What impact will this have on my journey?

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Progress report

Work is progressing on the new gyratory at Rosper Road.

We are constructing the A160 eastbound carriageway. We have a contra-flow in operation on A160 with limited access on and off A180.

The new Town Street bridge over the A160 is now open at South Killingholme improving access for residents on both sides of the village.

We are working overnight and at weekends to avoid substantial impact to traffic. Closures are in place at these times so plan your journey and allow extra time.

What next?

Work is progressing well at Brocklesby interchange. We are nearing completion of the A160 eastbound dual carriageway between Brocklesby interchange and the newly completed Habrough roundabout.

Night and weekend closures will continue to be in operation to avoid substantial impact on traffic movement.

Timeline

Date Event
8 April 2013 to 20 May 2013 Pre-application consultation
8 January 2014 Development consent order application submitted
15 to 17 July 2014 Development consent order hearings held
4 September 2014 Closure of development consent order examination
6 November 2014 Inspector's recommendation made
27 and 28 February 2015 Pre-construction exhibition
Spring 2015 Start of works
Autumn 2016 Completion of works

Why we need this scheme

This is an important strategic route, yet currently experiences congestion – particularly along the single carriageway section – due to the very high proportion of heavy goods vehicles.

The scheme in detail

The length of the project is approximately 5km and the main aspects include:
  • upgrading Brocklesby interchange to an oval two bridge roundabout layout, including a dedicated left turn lane for vehicles travelling from the eastbound A180 to the A160
  • upgrading the single carriageway section of the A160 to dual carriageway standard
  • relocating Habrough roundabout to the west of its current position, with new link roads provided from the A160 to Ulceby Road, Top Road and Habrough Road
  • closing the central reserve gap at the junction with Town Street and partially closing the gap at the entrance to the oil refinery
  • provision of a new road bridge at Town Street to provide vehicle and pedestrian access between the two parts of South Killingholme
  • provision of a new gyratory carriageway system between Manby Road roundabout, Rosper Road junction and the Port of Immingham, requiring the construction of a new link road and bridge beneath the railway
  • localised diversion of third-party gas pipelines that cross beneath the existing A160
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Aims

We aim to stimulate growth and unlock economic benefits in the area by:
  • reducing traffic congestion
  • improving journey time reliability
  • meet the demands of the predicted growth in traffic resulting from existing and future developments nearby
  • improve safety for road users and the local community

Environmental impact

Staff on the A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme are promoting a ‘Bees Needs’ approach to bumblebee conservation. The team have adopted a ‘Be Safe Bee Friendly’ approach to the endangered British bumblebee. The A160 team invited Gill Perkins, the Conservation Manager for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to speak and conduct a bumblebee walk through the project’s specially constructed water vole habitat.

Gill was delighted with what she found describing the water vole habitat as a “bumblebee heaven” stating “I have never seen so many bumblebees together in one place”.

Having registered with the Conservation Trust, the A160 team are now looking to encourage local schools and landowners to register with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to build and maintain bumblebee friendly habitats.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The A1033 eastbound. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A180 eastbound exit slip to the A160 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Location : The A63 eastbound between the A15 and the junction with the A1166 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A180 eastbound exit slip to the A160 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A63 eastbound between the junctions with the A15 and the A1166 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The A180 eastbound between the M180 and the junction with the A1173 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A63 westbound between the A1079 and the junction with the A15 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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