We were reminded of this when we took the above picture at the weekend at the northerly end of Atherton Way, with the entrance to the new Vale Academy on the right.
Note the road spur on the left - constructed to a high standard.
Beyond the trees is Grammar School Road, just before the flyover crosses the M180.
Could it be that, in the not too distant future, this road will be extended behind the Springbank estate, serving new homes to be built on land close to the motorway.
Could the new section cross a field or two and link up with Wrawby Road?
This would allow drivers to get to, and from, this part of the town - either along Atherton Way or through the A18 onto Wrawby Road, near the top of Churchill Avenue.
It would remove the bottleneck on Grammar School Road.
Wishful thinking? We shall see.
For the benefit of Brigg Blog followers who have yet to venture down to the very end of Atherton Way to take a look at the new Vale Academy building, completed earlier this year, here it is...