Works to pedestrian crossings in Skegness

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Pedestrian crossings near the Clock Tower in Skegness are to be renewed.

Three pedestrian crossings at Grand Parade, South Parade and Lumley Road are being refurbished, starting on Monday, February 1, running in three stages until Friday, March 4.

The existing crossings have come to the end of their working lives, and the lights will be replaced with new, energy efficient equipment.

This will reduce the council’s carbon footprint and energy consumption costs and will also be safer due to the new extra low voltage being used.

In addition, improvements are being made to the pavements to assist visually impaired users of the crossings.

The works will be undertaken in the following stages:

* February 1-5: The crossing on South Parade will be renewed. There will be one lane closure to ensure safe working for the contractors.

* February 8-12: The crossing on Grand Parade will be renewed. Taxi rank spaces on Grand Parade will be suspended for the week until the work is complete.

* February 22 – March 4: Works to the Lumley Road dual crossing will start. During these works, there will be, a right turn ban out of Drummond Road into Lumley Road. A diversion route will be in place sending traffic south along Lumley Road, then right into Rutland Road and on to Scarborough Avenue.

Also a small limited parking area on Lumley Road close to the crossing will be suspended.

Tim Clark, traffic signals manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “By refurbishing these three crossings with the latest, more energy efficient equipment, it will help the council make savings and will also reduce our carbon footprint. Through completing the works in three stages, it ensures any disruption to traffic can be kept to a minimum and helps keep motorists and pedestrians on the move.”