14 June 2016
The Isle of Axholme Greenway from Scunthorpe to Crowle is almost complete and will be finished by summer 2016.
The 12.5km route will see a mix of on-road cycle routes, improved road crossings, and off-road paths suitable for walking, running and cycling.
The footpath is being upgraded to a three metre-wide surfaced path, and a renewed two metre-wide surfaced towpath along the south side of Keadby Canal. A second path has been installed behind the new towpath to allow access for anglers and for future maintenance.
Work already completed:
Gallagher Park to Gunness Wharf (footpath upgrade)
Keadby to Ealand (towpath upgrade)
Bridge crossing of M181 at Frodingham Grange (footpath upgrade)
Remaining elements of the scheme to be completed include:
Improved cycle and pedestrian crossing facilities at Scotter Road
Improved cycle and pedestrian crossing facilities, and shared cycle route at Station Road, Gunness
Shared and on-road cycle facilities at Station Road, Keadby
Resurfacing of the link between Keadby Canal and Crowle Bridge
Improved cycle and pedestrian crossing facilities, and shared cycle route to Crowle and to Ealand Station
Widening of FP180 from Gallagher Park to Scotter Road
Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for Children and Families at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
"Work is progressing well on the Isle of Axholme Greenway and I am pleased it is nearing completion. It will provide a fantastic route for people to use – whether it is for cycling, running or walking.
“There are also plans to use the old railway line to link Haxey, Belton and Crowle, including a link to the new visitor centre at Belton Country Park. This will take place in the next couple of years – creating a top tourist spot in the Isle of Axholme for visitors and residents. It is encouraging families to explore parts of the Isle that they may not have seen before, which is a great thing.”