Canwick Road subway takes shape in fourth week of works

In the fourth week of a £4.5 million project to upgrade Canwick Road in Lincoln, workers have been transforming an old railway culvert into a pedestrian subway.

The work, which will also provide an additional southbound lane on the route through the city centre, began on January 5.

Motorists, who have reported journey delays of up to an hour as a result of the work, will experience disruptions until May.

Over the last week, drainage works have started through the new subway and a concrete base has been laid.

The roadworks to improve access to Canwick Road in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The roadworks to improve access to Canwick Road in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The new subway near the junction with South Park Avenue will be for the use of pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders.

Additional work this week has included road widening at the end of South Park, drainage works and street lighting installations.

Works planned for next week are:

  • Road widening works will continue on Canwick Road opposite the cemetery
  • Drainage works will commence on Canwick Road between South Park and Washingborough Road
  • Gas diversion works will commence at Washingborough Road junction
  • Drainage works will continue on South Park Avenue
  • Pipe and cable installation will continue under the Southwark Avenue junction
  • Subway drainage and concrete works will continue
  • Foundation works will continue on the retaining wall outside the nursing home
  • British Telecom will continue laying new pipes and installing cables
  • Drainage works will continue in the South Common

The traffic management team at Lincolnshire County Council have confirmed there will be no change to the current traffic management layouts.

Traffic counters were put up this week to record the number of vehicles passing on numerous surrounding roads.

These vehicle number results will be analysed and used to assist in managing traffic along the various routes.