Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed it is to start its £5.7M Go Skegness project to improve the A52 and bus lanes, cycle paths and footpaths between Skegness and Ingoldmells this year.
The three-year project will include a bus lane extension on the A52 to link the two existing sections and a continuous path and cycle path from Butlins to Skegness. The council has announced it has secured £4M of the funding from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Growth Deal.
Executive member for highways and transportation, councillor Richard Davies, said: “It is fantastic news that this funding bid has proved successful, enabling us to improve the main route to the coast and support our local bus operators. During summer months the population along the East Coast increases tenfold resulting in significantly more traffic in this popular holiday hot spot.
“It is clear that something needs to be done to alleviate congestion in this area at the same time as establishing sustainable transport options to relieve pressure on the roads. Go Skegness will go a long way in helping to achieve this aim.”