Improvements to A160 and A180 link welcomed by Barton area MP Martin Vickers
The MP for the Barton district today welcomed forthcoming improvements to the A160 and A180 route from Ulceby to Immingham - announced by a Government minister.
Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has given the go-ahead for the dualling of the A160 access road from the A180 into Immingham Docks.
The scheme is regarded as essential not just to meet existing current traffic levels but to the further development of the docks and future development including the proposed South Humber Energy Park by Able UK near East Halton and Killingholme.
Local MP Martin Vickers described the announcement as excellent.
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He said today: "This scheme has been a long time coming and over the last ten years has been put on hold on more than one occasion.
"Over the last couple of years I, and my colleagues, have pressed hard for this scheme to be given the go-ahead and I’m delighted that we’ve now succeeded.
"Earlier today the Prime Minister, in a speech to the CBI, outlined the importance of speeding up the planning process and ensuring schemes that will aid economic development are not help back.
"It seems to be a case of no sooner said than done!"
The minister says: "Our ambition now is to start work in summer 2015 and complete it by autumn 2016 - in short, bringing forward the anticipated completion date by 18 months."
Mr McLoughlin described it as good news for the Humberside economy.