Traffic fears over larger store

A BIGGER Tesco store in Brigg will cause traffic chaos, the town council fears.

The council held a special meeting to discuss the supermarket’s proposals to double the size of its store in the town and is now calling for a full traffic assessment.

Concerns centre on traffic flow along Barnard Avenue and the entrances and exits to the new store.

The council’s request that a single exit lane from the Tesco store to Barnard Avenue be retained has been declined.

They now fear ‘gridlock’ with traffic coming from the car park through Springs Way, Cary Lane and then on to Barnard Avenue.

The council was particularly concerned about the flow of traffic at busy times such as Christmas and wants to see a full traffic impact assessment model and take part in further discussions with Tesco and North Lincolnshire Highways.

Tesco corporate affairs manager Matthew Magee said: “The highways improvements have been designed in liaison with, and approved by, local authority highway officers.

“The works are forecast to improve the performance of the junctions, with reduced queue lengths particularly on the stretch of Barnard Avenue between Cary Lane and Wesley Road.

“It’s equally important to us as it is to residents that we don’t have traffic issues around our store.”