Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP has given the go-ahead for the dualling of the A160 access road from the A180 into Immingham Docks.
The scheme is regarded as essential not just to meet existing current traffic levels but to the further development of both the Docks and future development including the proposed South Humber Energy Park by Able UK.
Local MP, Martin Vickers described the announcement as ‘excellent, this scheme has been a long-time coming and over the last ten years has been put on hold on more than one occasion.’
Martin Vickers MP asks the Government what support they can give for the area which has just been hit by the closure of the Kimberley Clark factory.
The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley responded to Mr Vickers' request by stating the Government is making sure they give support through regional growth funds and local enterprise partnerships.
The Government face calls to upgrade rail links to North East Lincolnshire during a Commons debate. It comes after the Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, unveiled plans to electrify the Midland Mainline into Sheffield, as well as funding for the Northern Rail Hub and
extra capacity on the East Coast Main Line. Martin Vickers, the Conservative MP for Cleethorpes, says he hopes the plans announced yesterday could help pave the way for direct routes from North East Lincolnshire to London - something he describes as "vital for the economic regeneration of the area".