Newark Road works to finish in early December

The road works on Newark Road in Lincoln are set to be completed on December 4 — almost two weeks later than initially expected.

Lincolnshire County Council’s contractors will complete the resurfacing work and finish the waterproofing works to the Brace Bridge.

The resurfacing of the Hykeham Road and Rookery Lane junction is now complete, ahead of schedule.

This means the two-lane traffic flow will be back to normal, though there is still a right turn ban in place on Hykeham Road and Rookery Lane.

Dave Chetwynd, Senior Engineer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Unfortunately we’ve been forced to put the finish date back a few days, and I apologise for this.

“I’ve revised the completion date to 4th December, however we’re working hard to catch up time and I’m hopeful that we’ll be offsite before that date.”

The significant road works were meant to finish on November 22, but were delayed due to an uncharted live mains service on Brace Bridge.

This put back the works to November 29, but in order to fully complete the work, the finishing date will be December.

As previously reported, work started in July, and was funded by a £1.3 million contribution from the Department for Transport and £700,000 from Lincolnshire County Council.

The project is part of the national Local Pinch Point Fund scheme, and aims to speed-up travel times by two minutes due to the removal of bottlenecks, as well as provide better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.