Skegness pedestrianisation trial

Traffic alterations intended to benefit businesses and improve pedestrian safety will be trialled in Skegness early next month.

Lumley Avenue will be closed to traffic from Monday, December 3, as part of a trial scheme by Lincolnshire County Council.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We’re looking to improve the town centre for businesses and make the area safer for pedestrians.

“The trial at this busy junction is intended to create a safer route for people, whilst encouraging them to naturally continue walking and therefore reaching the shops on the other side. If successful, we’ll then look at further improvements such as a bus-stop, taxi ranks and parking.”

The trial follows a request from Skegness and District Chamber of Commerce to completely pedestrianise Lumley Road to help businesses, but LCC deemed that impractical after t a traffic modelling exercise.

Chamber chairman Glenis Brown was disappointed with the modified offer and had hoped for something more far reaching.