Work on Lincoln East West Link Road begins

Work is now ready to begin on Lincoln’s East-West Link Road, marking the start of a major project to improve travel across the city.

The construction on the £22m road will begin officially on November 13 at a project initiation ceremony, launched by Lincoln MP Karl McCartney and county councillor Richard Davies.

The project will link High Street to Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road via Tentercroft Street.

The new link will help ease traffic congestion in the city centre, and act as a router to avoid the High Street level crossing.

A poster explaining the work about to start in the area.

A poster explaining the work about to start in the area.

It will also help regenerate the former coal yard on Tentercroft Street.

Balfour Beatty was chosen by Lincolnshire County Council to build the road, and should be complete by the end of 2016.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This project, alongside the other major schemes we have lined up, will significantly ease the pressures we see on the road network in and around Lincoln every day.

“Over the next few years, well over a hundred million pounds will be invested in Lincoln’s infrastructure, which will spur on the city’s redevelopment, helping to create new jobs and support business growth.”