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Newark Road works completed

Road works on Newark Road and Brant Road in Lincoln have now been completed, and traffic restrictions lifted.

The £2 million scheme started on July 8 and was completed on December 4, some two weeks later than initially anticipated.

A number of changes were introduced to the roads and footpaths in the Newark Road area, meant to reduce travel times for motorists by up to two minutes in an hour.

The junctions between Rookery Lane and Brant Road have been widened and improved, and a dedicated ‘turn left’ lane has been created on Newark Road to enable motorists to turn into Brant Road.

Brace Bridge and Newark Road were also given some general maintenance during the project.

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

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I’m sure that many people like myself are pleased that these works have finally been completed.

“The good news is that they are finished and now motorists, cyclists and pedestirans can start to benefit from the improvements we have made here.”

A number of local residents expressed their frustration that the road works caused delays to traffic in the city – most notably congestion around Newark Road and Tritton Road.