Fitzgerald Contractors have commenced works on phase 1 of the Grantham Southern Relief road, known as the King31 section. Works during the initial phase include a new roundabout off the B1174 and a new section of road leading to a second roundabout.
Following completion of phase one, a further two phases of the relief road will take place at a later date with the entire road expected to be operational by 2019.
The project is being led by Lincolnshire County Council and is supported by South Kesteven District Council, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and local businesses.
Executive member for highways and transportation, Councillor Richard Davies, said:
“The appointing of a contractor for the first phase of this much-needed relief road is a major step forward for Grantham. This road has been in the planning stage for several years and to be at the stage where we can bring in the diggers is fantastic. Since the A1 bypass was constructed in the 1970s the amount of traffic travelling through Grantham has continued to increase. The southern relief road will go a long way to help reduce journey times and congestion for those travelling across Grantham – from East to West and vice versa showing our commitment to invest in Lincolnshire’s road network wherever possible.”
Managing Director Nick Coley confirmed:
‘We have secured the first phase of the Grantham Southern Relief Road through our Framework agreement with Lincolnshire County Council, The £4m southern relief road project will not only improve Grantham’s infrastructure, it will also provide an opportunity to aid the economic growth of the area and provide access to a proposed housing development and commercial development land nearby. We look forward to working with Lincolnshire County Council and the other stakeholders’
If you have any queries please contact Nick Coley on 0121 326 0402, email@example.com
Fitzgerald Contractors Ltd, 125 Cheston Road, Aston, Birmingham, B7 5EA