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£1.5m safety boost for M180

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  • by Stephanie Bateman
 

Work to improve the central reservation barrier on the M180 west of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire will get underway on Friday night (31 January).

The improvement is being delivered along a four mile section of the motorway. The steel central reservation barrier between junctions 2 and 3 will be replaced with a safer, concrete barrier in a £1.5m project. Concrete barriers are stronger, more robust and are unlikely to require repairs after vehicle impact. The improvement is being delivered along a four mile section of the motorway.

The work should be completed by Monday 17 February and involves closures of lane three in each carriageway around the clock with the additional closure of lane two at weekends. A 50mph speed limit will be in place past the works.

There will also be occasional full overnight carriageway closures between junctions 2 and 3 with clearly-signed diversions in place north of the motorway via the A161, A18 and the M181.

Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright, said: “This barrier replacement scheme is an important investment in safety on the M180 through North Lincolnshire. Concrete barriers reduce the risk of vehicles involved in accidents crossing from one side of the motorway to the other and improve the safety of road users and road workers.”

 

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