Go Skegness footpath and cycle route
A two kilometre path between Skegness and Ingoldmells on the Lincolnshire coast has been upgraded and rebuilt as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s Go Skegness project.
Working with Kier Group, Minster Group upgraded the Roman Bank footpath which has been resurfaced and widened, with significant improvements to drainage and accessibility.
After decades of use, the popular footpath, which runs alongside the A52 was in need to resurfacing and needed to be widened to enable cyclists, wheelchair users and mobility scooters to share the path with walkers.
“We’re delighted that this popular path along the coast has now been improved, making it even more accessible to people living in and visiting the area.
“Not only have we made the path wider and more even, but the new drainage system that’s been installed also means the path will be far less prone to flooding.
“Go Skegness is all about making sustainable travel easier for people on the coast, and hopefully these improvements to the Roman Bank path will encourage more people to leave their cars at home and walk or cycle instead.”
– Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council
The old path had a mixture of slabs, tarmac and concrete. Minster have replaced these with a continuous stretch of uniform macadam which is wide enough for cyclists, dog walkers, pedestrians and people using mobility scooters. The new surface should be suitable for decades to come.
Minster Group has a reputation for sustainable surfacing, and as with other projects its teams have worked on, all the removed concrete and slabs were recycled and reused. This time, the teams were able to reuse the material as a sub base for the new path.
“We’re glad to have played a part in making such a difference along Lincolnshire’s coast. Hopefully these upgrades will make the path more attractive to pedestrians, cyclists, dog walkers and people using mobility scooters.
“We wholeheartedly believe in carrying out works as sustainably as possible so we’re pleased to have been able to recycle the old slabs to create the new path.”
– Bruce Spencer-Knott, Managing Director of Minster Surfacing
Go Skegness: Improving transport and access
Go Skegness is a £5.7m project led by Lincolnshire County Council that aims to make it much easier for people to get around Skegness while leaving the car at home. Other parts of the project include improvements to the A52 itself, improvements to cycle paths and public transport facilities as well as improved signage and visitor information.
With work due to continue in the town into 2019, the project is designed to support the East Coast economy and encourage growth by easing town centre congestion.
This particular part of the project will be enjoyed by residents and tourists alike as it links the two towns with several holiday parks, including Butlins Skegness Resort.
You can find out more about Go Skegness by visiting Lincolnshire County Council’s website.
Before & after
You can see more images of the footpath before and after the improvement work below: