A46 road works in Lincoln completed

Construction of the new £22 million section of the A46 in Lincoln has been completed.

Work started in July 2011 to dual the A46 from Doddington Road roundabout to the Whisby Road junction.

Doddington Road roundabout has been enlarged and two new roundabouts have been built – one at the junction at Whisby Road, and another at the entrance to Teal Park on the junction of Kingsley Road.

Now complete, traffic cones and speed restrictions have been removed and all lanes made open. An official opening event will take place in March.

The project was financed and delivered by Lincolnshire County Council.

The development comes as part of the council’s wider project to build Teal Park, one of the largest business parks in the East Midlands.

The park is expected to generate £500 million of business investment over the next 15 years and create 4,000 new jobs in the county.

The road improvements are meant to enable the park to develop and reduce journey times for motorists.

Councillor William Webb, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation, said: “This is a momentous day for Lincolnshire. These road improvements and the wider Teal Park project will bring opportunities for thousands of individuals and businesses over the next 25 years. It has not been a quick or easy project to deliver, but it is of profound importance to the future prosperity of our county.”

Take a drive through the new road, courtesy of Peter Barton.