Contract awarded to build next M181 junction with Government cash

Transport and Streets
12:04, Saturday, 27th April 2024

A contract has been awarded to develop the next major investment on North Lincolnshire’s road network – a new southern junction on the M181.

Following a multi-million-pound tender process, the appointment will mean a bypass for Burringham now moves a step closer, unlocking land for new homes, reducing congestion at Berkeley Circle and cutting commuting times to and from Scunthorpe.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have to thank our local MPs Andrew Percy and Holly Mumby-Croft for supporting us to receive this money from the Government through the levelling up agenda.

“Over the last few months we have met with ministers and officials to enable the council to start this vital piece of infrastructure that will improve connectivity for residents, whilst also serving as the bypass for Burringham.

“This is the second major investment in the motorway in recent years and its impact will be felt by drivers using Berkeley Circle, commuters coming from Bottesford, Ashby and Messingham and the people living in Burringham.”

Cllr Josh Walshe, ward council for the Burringham and Gunness ward added: “I know that many Burringham area residents will be pleased to see the benefits that this new roundabout will bring. This project will deliver the Burringham bypass and improve connectivity for residents across the area.”

It comes after a new junction was completed further north along the same route.

Work is expected to be completed on the new southern junction by Spring 2025. North Lincolnshire Council is leading the project with cash from the Government through National Highways.