Year-long Whisby Road works begin

Upgrade works worth £3.2 million on Whisby Road in North Hykeham have started on October 7, and are set to last 12 months.

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

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

During the works, there will be temporary traffic management in place.

The diversion route during the Whisby Road works. Image: LCC

The diversion route during the Whisby Road works. Image: LCC

From the Whisby Road junction with Station Road through to the new Teal Park Roundabout, Whisby Road will be one-way westbound only.

The short section between Station Road and Doddington Road will remain two-way but be under two-way temporary traffic signal controls when required.

The first phase of the works includes diversion water and gas pipes, electricity and telecom cables, which will be located in the new highway verge.

The County Council expects this operation to take about 6 months and there is only limited highway works that can take place during this period. Thereafter the highway works should progress quickly.

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.

This 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 2013.

Funding has also been granted for £3.4 million improvement works at the Canwick Road and South Park Avenue junction, one of the busiest in Lincoln.

The project will improve the junction of Canwick Road with South Park Avenue and Washingborough Road South and is set to begin in 2014.