Sutterton Truck Port on target for spring opening
New buildings and a filling station canopy are there for all to see as the Shell Sutterton Truck Port takes shape.
When finished in spring, the site will have a McDonald’s drive-thru, a Starbucks coffee shop, two filling stations and a 57-bay lorry park along with facilities such as showers.
It is expected the development will create 65 jobs.
The roundabout is where the A17 and A16 meet, and both roads will see overnight closures starting at the end of this month as access roads are put in for the truck port.
Lindum Group Ltd, who acquired the land last March, is working on the development with partners Pro-Petro Ltd and AKV Services Ltd.
Lindum development manager Mitul Shah, said: “Work is progressing well and anyone passing the site will see that the buildings are really starting to take shape now.
“We are still on track for a completion in early spring.
“There is still a lot of ground works to do and we are starting to progress with the road works, which will unfortunately involve some closures.
“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.
“We have tried to minimise the disruption by scheduling these essential works overnight, working closely with the county council to agree the timings of the works and hope that the new facilities being created by this development and investment in the area will make the temporary inconvenience worthwhile in the long run.”
As previously reported, the road closures will run from 8pm-6am.
The A17 will be affected first, with a 300 metre stretch west of the roundabout closing from January 28 to February 11.
Then it will be the A16 with a 300 metre stretch south of the roundabout closing from February 11-25.
When it opens, drivers will enter the truck port from the A17 and exit onto the A16.
Previously, Mr Shah said the development would be “a fantastic asset for all motorists to use”.