Heavy-duty feature block paving – that formed a centrepiece of the remodelled Grimsby Riverhead Terminal – has been ripped up just over two years after the new facility was opened, due to council cuts.
The Riverhead Terminal and associated street works cost £6m. It opened in July 2014, replacing a cramped and operationally-challenging bus station in the same location.
Alternate light and dark flag paving gave the area a ‘bright’ appearance. Over the last two years North Lincolnshire County Council has had to replace several broken pavings.
Over last weekend (28-31 October) the block paving was ripped up and replaced with tarmac.
Councillor David Watson, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “For some time that there have been problems with the paving. After much consideration the decision has been made to replace them at no cost to the taxpayer.
“It is disappointing, but as a result of the cuts to the council’s finances the cost of having to replace blocks at this location will be too expensive long term.”