Bus priority measures and expanded bus stop areas to ensure public safety; Visitor focused cycle and pedestrian routes; Cohesive approach to sustainable transport, linking in with other investments.

These much needed improvements are benefitting both visitors and residents, including the extension of the bus lane on Roman Bank, enhancements to bus stop facilities and new footway/cycleway facilities from Skegness to Butlins, as well as to the visitor centre at Gibraltar Point.  The work is improving movement, tackling congestion hot spots and addressing air quality issues

Tanya Vaughan, Go Skegness Project Lead

Through the establishment of a number of interconnecting sustainable transport measures, GO Skegness aims to support the visitor economy and develop opportunities for visitors and residents to use a wide variety of travel modes.  Proposals include enhanced bus services and greatly improved footpaths and cycleways to the town centre and key local attractions.

          To date the project has provided various improvements including:

  • 640 metres of brand new bus lane which in total creates 1,232 of continuous dedicated bus lane linking Butlin's with Winthorpe
  • 3300 metres of improved footways/cycleways to both on and off road sections along an existing route, with tactile drop crossing points at all access points along the route
  • 18 new lighting columns and 20 new illuminated bollards along footway/cycleway
  • 7 bus stop locations upgraded along the A52 to provide accessible boarding platforms and 2 new bus shelters
  • 5 pedestrian crossings upgraded to toucan crossings to enable cyclists to cross safely
  • Improvements to width and surfacing of 1800m of off road and segregated footway/cycleway at Gibraltar Point
  • 600 metres of new fencing along footways/cycleways
  • Improvements to facilities at 3 key town centre locations including a new bus shelter and extension to boarding platforms to aid passengers when boarding and alighting the bus and to improve traffic flows
  • A new footway/cycleway along the A52 to connect Butlins and Winthorpe to the seafront
  • Two new accessible bus stops and improvements to the footways and crossing points in the vicinity of Beacon Medical Practice
  • Relocation of the Roman Bank northbound bus stop, realignment of kerbs, widening of crossing points and increased junction capacity at Sea Lane / Roman Bank

 

Phase 3 continues to progress well with:

  • Delivery of the final Phase 4B Gibraltar Point footway/cycleway
  • Junction remodelling at Scarbrough Ave / Roman Bank, to improve safety and accessibility for pedestrians

 

Contact the Go Skegness Team on 01522 782070 for further information