Lower High Street works set to begin

Works to improve the lower High Street area of Lincoln will begin on April 4, set to cost £1 million, but plans are not yet finalised.

The project will include changes to the layout of parking arrangements and work on pavements and roads between St Catherine’s and Portland Street.

There will also be changes to the Dixon Street junction, which is intended to improve the flow of traffic and provide bus priority measures.

However, the final plans for the works are unknown, despite the improvements set to begin in just over two weeks.

The County Council says the programme will also include work to improve the local environment and will be carried out by Ringway Construction.

With the final plans not drawn up yet, the County Council organised a public meeting to seek views business owners and residents.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday, March 22 at the Methodist Chapel on High Street, running from 3pm to 7pm.

Alan Aistrup, head of Highways North Division, said: “This will be quite a lengthy scheme, running from April until possibly early September.”

“There is a degree of flexibility within our construction programme and we would welcome input from those most affected by these works.”

“We held a public consultation on these proposals last summer, which was well received.

“Subsequently we have made some slight revisions as a result of comments made, but the scheme is very similar to the one we presented then.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council