Canwick Road to close overnight for a further month

There are six weeks to go before the £4.5 million Canwick Road improvement project is complete, and the road will be closed overnight for over a month in the final phase.

The new stage of road closures will be in force between 8pm and 6am from April 21 to the end of May on Canwick Road and Canwick Hill.

Each night the exact section of road which will be closed will change depending on the work being carried out. The most up-to-date information on the location of the closures will be published online.

Closure in the Canwick Road area have caused disruption to some motorists overnight over the last 10 nights.

Closure in the Canwick Road area have caused disruption to some motorists overnight over the last 10 nights.

The closures will start at 8pm on Tuesday April 21 on Canwick Hill between Washingborough Road and Canwick Avenue (Mill Lodge) when traffic will be diverted via Canwick Avenue, Cross O’Cliff Hill and South Park Avenue. Access to and from the city via Washingborough Road will remain open as normal.

When work is being undertaken on Canwick Road between Washingborough Road and South Park Avenue, traffic will be diverted via South Park Avenue, Cross O’Cliff Hill, Canwick Avenue and Canwick Hill where the current right turn ban into Washingborough Road will be removed during the night time closure only. Access for residents on South Park will be maintained via Canwick Hill (South).

Lincolnshire County Council say the closures are essential to ensure work can be carried out quickly and safely and with minimum disruption.

Access will be maintained for residents within the closures and a lane will be open to emergency vehicles only.

Alan Aistrup, special projects manager said: “We are now entering the final stage of these much-needed improvements to Canwick Road which will ease congestion and improve safety. Recent night closures have proved to be a great success, enabling us to remain on schedule for the works to be completed by the end of May.

“We don’t expect these further closures to cause significant delays to motorists, but we advise people to allow extra time for their journey while the diversions are in place. I’d like to thank the public again for their understanding during these major road works.”

Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road were closed for an anticipated 13 nights from April 7, however the planned closure of Pelham Bridge and the Tidal Flow on Saturday 18-19 has been cancelled due to works being ahead of schedule.