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Road closed as Scunthorpe cycle route scheme nears end

A new bridge which will connect a £50m network of cycle and walking routes in Scunthorpe is to be put in place.

The transport charity Sustrans won lottery funding to create new footpaths and cycle routes linking the north to the south of the town.

Two cranes will put the new bridge into position on Bridges Road on Monday.

The road will be closed between Herrick Road and Blake Avenue from 07:00 GMT until work finishes. The site will be cordoned off for public safety.

'Saves money'

The route, when complete, will enable people by travel from Crosby, over the railway by Brumby Wood Lane and across West Common Lane and Bridges Road to Burringham Road.

Another bridge - the final piece of the project - will be installed on West Common Lane by Easter 2012.

A North Lincolnshire Council spokesman said: "The bridges are the final piece to the jigsaw. They signify the completion of the project and I'm delighted that we are to install the first of two bridges next week.

"What we are creating is a magnificent cycle and pedestrian network to encourage more people to get out on their bikes or walk.

"Not only is it beneficial to your health, but it saves money on car journeys too."

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