Final approval granted for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Lincolnshire County Council gave the final approval to the £96 million single-carriageway Lincoln Eastern Bypass relief road project on Monday, June 10.

The government agreed funding support of £50 million towards the project, with the County Council contributing £14 million, and acting as ‘guarantor’ to underwrite the £33 million third party funded element to help reduce delays.

The initial plans proposed a £112 million dual-carriageway relief road, but this shifted to a single-carriageway due to spending cuts in 2011.

The road will take around two years to build and construction could start in 2014.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “The Lincoln Eastern Bypass is a scheme of enormous importance to the county and I’m pleased that it has received planning permission.

“We will continue to progress the project with a view to starting construction next year,” he added.

The planning boundaries for the entire bypass stretch.

The planning boundaries for the entire bypass stretch.