Radar surveys ahead of Lincoln East West Link Road works

In preparation to build the East West Link Road in Lincoln, the County Council will take a look to see what lies underground in the south of the city.

Engineers will carry out radar surveys overnight on the High Street, St Mark’s Street, Tentercroft Street, Portland Street, Cross Street, Kesteven Street, Great Northern Terrace, Dunford Road and at the Coal Yard between now and September 16.

The surveys use equipment that sends radio waves into the ground to check for any underground services, structures or other obstacles.

Dave Brodrick, Principal Engineer, said: “The radar survey itself is non-intrusive, so there will be minimal disruption – you may have already seen us out with the radar equipment on the High Street last week.

“The survey will also include taking cores from the road to determine the condition of the existing road, in addition to lifting some manhole covers.

“These aspects of the work will be done in the early evening so that noise is minimised during the night.

“By surveying what is underneath the ground we are hoping to make the construction phase of the link road progress as smoothly as possible.”

The East West Link Road is meant to relieve congestion on the existing road network in the city and construction will take around two years and is expected to start in mid-2014.

The link road, which will extend and link Tentercroft Street to Canwick Road, needs to widen the current surface for better junctions, new roads and double lanes.

In order to do this, a number of premises will have to be demolished.

This includes Quantum House, 11-13 Tentercroft Street, garages, offices, two Portland Street houses, The Regency Club and four industrial units.