Work on the new footbridge over the railway in Cleethorpes is going well
The new Cleethorpes footbridge that will give access from Suggitt’s Lane to the Cleethorpes beach front will be ready to open by December
Part of the work has been completed on the new footbridge over the railway to Cleethorpes train station.
Before the footbridge can be opened to the public more work needs to be done. That includes adding CCTV, and lighting.
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said:
“We’ve made great progress over the weekend to get a section of the new footbridge into place. I know the local community will be keen to see access over the railway at Suggitt’s Lane restored as soon as possible, and so we’re moving at pace with the project.
“We want to thank everybody in the community, as well as any passengers who were impacted, for their patience whilst this important stage of constructing the new bridge took place. We’re continuing to work closely with North East Lincolnshire Council to complete this project by December.”
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for highways and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“Things are obviously moving on quickly now with the bridge build, and like many others, I’ll be pleased to see it in place to reconnect our community in that area with the seafront – something that’s been missing for a while now.”