When did Brigg last see a prolonged period when various footpaths were out of action?
Different companies have been busy installing cables and undertaking essential works below ground level.
For something similar we may have to go back to the first half of the 1990s when the re-routing of the A18 along Barnard Avenue was followed by the extensive town centre pedestrianisation scheme.
|A footpath closed near East Park yesterday (March 30) with an apology from Anglian Water on display.|
Earlier this week, utility company Anglian Water excavated part of a footpath adjoining East Park, close to the Monument roundabout.
Brigg Blog looked into this (literally!) and was informed by an Anglian spokesperson yesterday (Wednesday, March 30): “Our teams are currently working in Brigg to replacing a damaged asset in the area.
"This is not causing any issues to water supplies and is confined to the area contained in the footpath and will not be affecting any roads.”
Anglian Water's reference to roads will be welcomed by motorists who, only a few weeks ago, suffered delays when one lane of the A18 had to be taken out of use while the utility company dealt with the aftermath of a burst water main over a number of days.
In addition to the Anglian Water projects, various Brigg footpaths have been, or are being, affected by the installation of cables for full-fibre broadband and essential electricity supply work.
All the recent works affecting local footpaths have been accompanied by on-site notices apologising for any inconvenience.
During Brigg Town Council's latest meeting, Coun Rob Waltham made reference to a lot of infrastructure work being carried out in the town.
He indicated that "remedial work" had been asked for on some footpaths.
Older town residents may well remember what things were like in the 1990s while the town centre was being pedestrianised - a lengthy task affecting paths.
The inner-relief road's construction along Barnard Avenue included building the new Ancholme Way Bridge over the Old River Ancholme to carry the re-routed A18.
PICTURED AT THE TOP OF THIS POST - Main image - pedestrianisation well advanced on Wrawby Street in the mid-1990s, plus recent views of paths in Brigg.