Road closure planned for Birchwood crossing improvements

A road closure and temporary traffic lights will be in place on Birchwood Avenue over two weeks while a pedestrian crossing is improved.

Work will begin on the road on October 24, and is expected to finish on November 3.

The beacons on the pedestrian crossing next to Birchwood Shopping Centre will be upgraded to LED bulbs, while the crossing will be resurfaced and road markings repainted.

Additionally, the central island on the crossing and the island opposite St Claire’s Court will be removed.

The majority of the work will be carried out using temporary traffic lights during the week between 9.30am and 3.30pm.

The road will be closed on Sunday, November 2, with a diversion route via Fulmar Road and Larchwood Crescent.

Vehicles trying to access Melbourne Road will be diverted via Caistor Road and Hibaldstow Road.

Dave Chetwynd, principle engineer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “These works will make the crossing more visible and safer for people to use, and once they’re done we won’t have to return to the site for more repairs for many years.

“We’re working outside of peak hours to minimise inconvenience, but we’d ask for your patience while these improvements are completed.”