Lincoln Christmas Market traffic restrictions announced

Certain roads in the uphill area of Lincoln will be subject to traffic restriction next week due to the annual Lincoln Christmas Market.

While some streets will be closed completely, some roads may be subject to parking restrictions or part of a one-way system from December 1 at 2pm through to midnight December 4.

Residents in streets which are completely closed will have already received their Residents’ Access pass.

As well as roads, six car parks uphill between November 30 and December 5 will also be closed for stalls and entertainment.

However, Langworthgate car park will remain open, and hotels such as the White Hart and Lincoln Hotel will offer their parking amenities to shoppers.

A Park and Ride scheme will be put in place for visitors at both the Lincolnshire Showground and Museum of Lincolnshire Life, which will reduce cars and parking in the area.

In 2009, over 10,000 cars made use of the service.

As well as traffic restrictions, there will also be a new speed limit enforced in attempt to reduce congestion and maintain traffic flow.

Economic Programme Manager at the City of Lincoln Council Kate Ellis said: “We appreciate residents cooperating with us during the Lincoln Christmas Market, as we do recognise that it has a big impact on the uphill area of Lincoln.

“We hope that local people will not be disrupted too much as a result of the traffic restrictions for the Market, and have schemes in place – such as encouraging people to use the park and ride – to reduce the impact.

“Our aim is to make the Lincoln Christmas Market an enjoyable experience for residents and visitors alike – this includes having a system in place which will help to manage traffic in the city over the weekend.”

Roads which will only be open to residents

  • Albany Street
  • Belle Vue Road
  • Belle Vue Terrace
  • Carsbrooke Close
  • Castle Street
  • Cecil Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • Clarence Street
  • Gibraltar Hill
  • Good Lane
  • Gray Street
  • Hereward Street
  • James Street
  • Kingsley Street
  • Lillys Road
  • Middleton’s Field
  • Mildmay Street
  • Mill Road
  • Mill Row
  • Mount Street
  • Naam Place
  • Olive Street
  • Osbourne Close
  • Saxon Street
  • Spital Street
  • St. Nicholas Street
  • Stonefield Avenue
  • Turner Street
  • Upper Saxon Street
  • Vere Street
  • Wake Street
  • Waldeck Street
  • Williamson Street
  • Willis Close
  • Wilson Street
  • Woburn Avenue
  • Yarborough Terrace

Roads with traffic restrictions

  • Albany St
  • Bailgate
  • Broadway
  • Burton Road
  • Carline Road
  • Castle Hill
  • Cecil Street
  • Chapel Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Drury Lane
  • Eastgate
  • Exchequergate
  • Greestone Place
  • Greetwell Gate
  • Greetwell Road
  • Haffenden Road
  • Langworthgate
  • Lee Road
  • Longdales Road
  • Mainwarning Road
  • Manor Road
  • Minster Yard
  • Nettleham Road
  • Newport
  • Northgate
  • Pottergate
  • Priorygate
  • Queensway
  • Rasen Lane
  • Riseholme Road
  • Spring Hill
  • St. Pauls Lane
  • Turner Street Union Road
  • Upper Long Leys Road
  • Vere Street
  • West Bight
  • Westgate
  • Winnowsty Lane
  • Wordsworth Street
  • Wragby Road
  • Yarborough Crescent
  • Yarborough Road

Anyone who would like to claim extra passes for their household (each house automatically receives one, but can claim an extra two) can pick them up from the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Square or City Hall. ID is required.

Businesses needing passes should contact the City of Lincoln Council Events Team on 01522 873503.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Carl’s Photography