Demolitions begin to pave way for Lincoln East-West Link Road

  • Scaffolding is in place on the former Gatsbys/Bridge McFarland buildings. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Demolitions are underway to make way for the new road. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Temporary traffic lights along Tentercroft Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Diversions in place surrounding Tentercroft Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Scaffolding is in place on the former Gatsbys/Bridge McFarland buildings. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Demolitions are underway to make way for the new road. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Temporary traffic lights along Tentercroft Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Diversions in place surrounding Tentercroft Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Diversions and temporary two-way light systems have been introduced on Tentercroft Street in Lincoln as work to build the £22 million East-West Link road gets underway.

The Lincolnshire County Council project, which will link High Street to Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road via Tentercroft Street by the end of 2016, officially began on November 13, 2014.

Tentercroft Street is now closed at the bridge over Sincil Dyke. Access to the Central Lincoln Industrial Estate is via Kesteven Street and Canwick Road (adjacent Newton & Bailey).

Temporary diversion routes and two-way light have been put in place and access will be maintained for pedestrians throughout.

So far work has seen the removal of asbestos materials from the former Chinese Warehouse building and scaffolding has been erected on the former Gatsby building.

Sites set for demolition included the Coal Yard Wall on Cross Street and the former Chinese Warehouse, which will be demolished in the coming days.

Asbestos has also been removed from within former Regency Club, former Roger Davies building and from within the industrial units.