Burringham bypass moves step closer with contract award

Burringham's long-awaited bypass has moved a step closer to happening. A contract has finally been awarded to develop a new southern junction on the M181. It follows a multi-million pound tender process.

The M181 planned works are designed to unlock land for new homes, reduce Berkeley Circle traffic[1] congestion, and cut commuter times to and from Scunthorpe[2]. National Highways cash is helping fund the project. North Lincolnshire Council'[3]s leader Cllr Rob Waltham thanked local MPs Andrew Percy and Holly Mumby-Croft for supporting the council to receive the cash for the M181 southern junction from government. "Over the last few months we have met with ministers and officials to enable the council to start this vital piece of infrastructure that will improve connectivity for residents, whilst also serving as the bypass for Burringham.

"This is the second major investment in the motorway in recent years and its impact will be felt by drivers using Berkeley Circle, commuters coming from Bottesford, Ashby and Messingham and the people living in Burringham." It comes after a new junction was completed further north along the M181. Burringham and Gunness Ward Cllr Josh Walshe said: "I know that many Burringham area residents will be pleased to see the benefits that this new roundabout will bring. This project will deliver the Burringham bypass and improve connectivity for residents across the area."

Work is expected to be completed on the new southern junction by spring 2025. North Lincolnshire Council is leading the project with cash from the government through National Highways. The decision record does not publicly name the awarded contractor, nor the grant amount awarded by National Highways.

To read the latest public notices in North Lincolnshire, click here .[4] The northern junction has had a roundabout in use since 2021, and connects a new east to west link road between the M181 and Scotter Road. A GBP6.4m contract was previously issued for tender[5] in late 2022 for the M181 junction involving a new roundabout on Burringham Road.

Secondary legislation legal permission for it had to be signed off by the Transport Secretary in spring 2023[6].


  1. ^ traffic (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  2. ^ Scunthorpe (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  3. ^ North Lincolnshire Council' (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  4. ^ click here (publicnoticeportal.uk)
  5. ^ GBP6.4m contract was previously issued for tender (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)
  6. ^ in spring 2023 (www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk)