Lincoln village road closed for drainage works

A busy road through a village near Lincoln will close for three weekends for drainage improvement works.

Fen Road in Washingborough will close for the weekends of 18 and 19 October, 25 and 26 October and 1 and 2 November so work can be carried out on Keeble Drive.

The work will improve surface water drainage, reducing the risk of flooding, and is partially funded by the Environment Agency.

Diversions are in place along the B1202 (Moor Lane, Potterhanworth Booths; Main Road, Potterhanworth; Nocton Road, Potterhanworth and Main Street, Nocton) and B1188 (Sleaford Road Branston; High Street, Branston; Lincoln Road, Branston and Canwick Hill, Canwick).

Nathan Whitfield, Senior Engineer at Lincolnshire County Council, said “This project will benefit many residents by reducing the risk of flooding to their property.

“Two outlets will be built to release water into a nearby ditch during a storm. New pipes and more efficient gullies will be installed to collect the rainwater.

“Disruption to residents will be minimised as we’ll undertake the works in stages.”

For more information about the road works, visit the county council website or Twitter.