Work continues to progress on our pipeline replacement project in Goxhill and we are pleased to announce that the one-way system for site traffic is operational. Eleven passing places and a temporary diversion at Soff Lane have been put in place to implement a one-way system for construction traffic which will reduce congestion associated with the replacement pipeline works.
All our project traffic including HGVs, plant traffic, and staff vehicles will use the one-way system and Soff Lane diversion during the below hours:
Monday to Friday 07.00-19.00, with heavy goods vehicles (HGV) restricted to between 09.00 – 15.15 during school term time.
Saturday 08.00-16.00, with HGVs restricted to 08.00 – 13.00.
Outside these hours only staff vehicles may be driving to and from site.
Following feedback from local residents and the local authority, we have put in place additional further speed controls at North End, an additional passing place and appointed an onsite community liaison officer. In March we held a community meeting in Goxhill with North Lincolnshire Council. At the meeting, National Grid and representatives of the Humber Pipeline Tunnel Joint Venture (HPT JV) met with local residents and business owners, which was followed by a well-attended Q&A session.
On our launch site, we’ve been installing sheet piles and a header wall before starting work to excavate the launch shaft. You can read more about that in our ‘Piling on’ feature.
In February, we met with Paull Parish Council and East Riding Council representatives to discuss our construction plans. We have completed ecological and archaeological surveys and enabling works are now underway, preparing the site on the north side of the river for construction.
The enabling works involve excavating topsoil and installing site security and staff offices, as well as enhancing an existing privately owned road at Rosehill for construction traffic to use. The road is intended to ensure that traffic continues to run smoothly and forms a key part of the traffic management plan we have agreed with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
We regularly keep communities in Paull and Goxhill updated with our project. To view our latest Community Update bulletin, please click on the link below: