Works to install a footway and cycle path along Station Road in Lincoln are expected to be finished by Christmas, after businesses and residents experienced major disruptions.
The County Council expects that work to finish improvements along the west side of Station Road should be complete next week and the disruptive one-way traffic management system will be removed on Christmas Eve.
Lincolnshire County Council say 95% of their share of the work along Station Road is done. The projected time for the scheme has been halved from 16 to 8 weeks after businesses reported significant losses.
The drainage, carriageway strengthening, kerbing and street lighting works are complete and the final surfacing for the carriageway, footway and cycle path is due to take place soon.
Footway improvements being provided by Persimmon Homes as part of their housing development, are however still taking place.
Whilst Eurovia Contracting hoped that both schemes would be finished within the same timescale, there will also be carriageway resurfacing works left to be completed in the New Year.
These works have been coordinated with Network Rail to be carried out at the same time that they have their level crossing closure.
There will be temporary road closures for all vehicular traffic at the level crossing on Station Road from 8.00pm on Friday, January 16 to 4.00pm on Sunday, January 18.
This will be subject to weather conditions and the following weekend of 23 to 25 January has also been reserved should it be needed.
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are confident that subject to mild weather conditions in the run-up to Christmas, our work to install a new footway and cycle path on the west side of Station Road will be complete before Christmas.
“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these works have caused, but hope that residents and businesses are reassured that as a council, we will do everything we can to conduct the works in the most cost-effective and time efficient way.”