Delays expected as Lincoln Whisby Road works will take a year

A £3.2 million scheme to improve access to the A46 from Whisby Road in North Hykeham will begin on October 7, and is expected to take 12 months to complete.

The work will take place from Doddington Road up to the roundabout with Teal Park and facilitate access to the A46, Energy from Waste site, Teal Park and Kingsley Road Business Park.

Lincolnshire County Council says a new traffic light system at the Whisby Road junction with Doddington Road will reduce motorists waiting times by up to 20%.

Other improvements include a wide road surface, a combined footpath and cyclepath on both sides of the road, low-energy LED street lights, a roundabout at the junction with Station Road.

There will also be two new toucan crossings near the Whisby Road junction with Station Road to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the road safely.

For the duration of the works, an eastbound road closure along Whisby Road will be in place from the new Teal Park roundabout to the junction with Station Road.

A local diversion route will be signed and temporary traffic lights will be in place at times between Station Road and Doddington Road.

Map of Whisby Road works. Image: LCC | Click to enlarge

Map of Whisby Road works. Image: LCC | Click to enlarge

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, said: “Traffic flow will be noticeably better and it is important there is good access to local businesses here, as they are a huge asset to our local economy.”

Les Davies, Senior Project Leader, said: “The work will be carried out in two stages. Firstly, our contractor will be working with the utility companies to move cables and pipes which could take up to five months.

“Once this is completed, you will see our improvements taking place.”

The work is being supported by the Department for Transport funded Access LN6 programme to improve sustainable transport options in the area.

Meanwhile, the Newark Road improvement works are set to be completed by the end of November.