£700k new roundabout planned near A18 Mortal Ash Hill in Scunthorpe and Tata Steel entrance
A NEW £700,000 roundabout is set to be built on a major road into Scunthorpe in a bid to open up new business opportunities and reduce traffic congestion.
It will be built on the A18 Mortal Ash Hill, close to the existing Lakeside roundabout.
The move was announced by North Lincolnshire Council as the authority revealed its budget for the forthcoming financial year.
The roundabout is to be installed this summer and officials say it will relieve current traffic congestion problems on Brigg Road.
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It will connect an existing entrance to the Tata Steel works with council-owned land on the opposite side of the road. The council has plans for this land to eventually become a science and technology business park.
The roundabout move was announced by councillor Nigel Sherwood (Brigg and Wolds), cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, at the authority’s budget-setting meeting.
He said: “It will enable us to work with our partners to open up other business areas.
“This is also a good area for Tata in respect of getting traffic moving and enabling them to get heavy things in without having to go around the Lakeside roundabout.”
Neil Norvock, the council’s traffic team manager, said: “It will have a major impact on HGV traffic on Brigg Road and there will be a significant amount of traffic that uses Brigg Road entering the steel works at this new location.
“The Lakeside roundabout is quite busy and over capacity at peak times. It will have a significant impact on the traffic using that roundabout.”
The budget also includes a £3.5 million commitment over three years to provide access from the M181 for the proposed Lincolnshire Lakes development.