Bus stops in Skegness out of use during improvements

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Three Skegness bus stops will be out of service next month while improvements are made to them.

Changes will be made to stops on Lumley Road over three phases. These include:

= October 3 – 13: Eastbound stop near the clocktower – extension of platform and new shelter.

= October 14 – 25: Westbound stop near the clocktower – extension of platform.

= October 26 – 30: Eastbound stop at Lumley Avenue – improvements to lay-by entry

During the first two phases, lane closures will be needed, along with suspensions to some on-street parking and some taxi bays. Phase three will require temporary traffic lights.

Coun Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The work forms part of the £5.7m Go Skegness project, which aims to make it easier for people to travel by bus, by bike or on foot.

“During the summer months traffic increases significantly along the coast and it’s clear that something needs to be done to alleviate congestion and make public transport more attractive. This project will hopefully go a long way to achieving that.

“It should also help boost the coastal economy by unlocking potential growth opportunities.”

The 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 further information on Go Skegness and other highways projects, visitwww.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks .