The preferred route for a new link road for Barton-Upon-Humber has been revealed – with residents overwhelmingly supporting the latest proposals.
After a fourth round of detailed consultation with people from across the town and nearby villages, North Lincolnshire Council will now take this preferred route through a feasibility study.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have spent a lot of time listening to residents to understand their concerns and to get an appreciation of how they would like to see their town develop across the coming years.
“The residents have backed a solution which ensures sustainable growth while reducing traffic in the town centre and considers the environment too.
“It is brilliant that we are at a stage now where we can share this preferred route and I am looking forward to continuing to work with the whole community of Barton to push this forward.”
The route runs from the A15 along the B1206 to Caistor Road with a new junction and carriageway north through to A1077 junction with Falklands Way.
It is anticipated it would, dependent upon the findings of the study, require road enhancements and major improvements to junctions.
Almost 700 people responded to a survey as part of this latest round of consultation and engagement – with more than two thirds backing the proposals which will take HGVs out of the town centre.