Newark Road works enter phase two

The road works on Newark Road are now in their second phase after temporary traffic lights were removed last Friday.

Although there are no temporary traffic lights at Brant Road junction, there is still a right turn ban in place.

Workers are currently finishing the reconstruction and resurfacing of Newark Road from the Doddington Road junction to the Hykeham Road junction.

This should be finished by Friday, September 20, the County Council said.

Lincolnshire County Council says the next step will be painting the lines and installing signs next Monday, and hopes to reopen the section of the road completely after that.

At the Brant Road junction, new traffic lights will be installed and the traffic islands and footpaths on Brant Road are due to be completed as well.

As part of the £2 million project, Brace Bridge is also seeing refurbishment. Workers now need to waterproof the bridge deck and then reinstate the road.

Meanwhile, the council is encouraging pedestrians to use the refuge just east of Brant Road.

The whole project started on July 8, and is expected to finish on November 22. Fitzgerald Contractors are carrying out the work.

“Once all the work has been completed we expect journey times for motorists to be slashed by up to 2 minutes, and pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from improved facilities too,” County Councillor Richard Davies previously said.

The scheme is funded by £700,000 of Lincolnshire County Council money and a £1.3 million from the Department for Transport.

Illustration: LCC

Illustration: LCC