Lane closures continue on Canwick Road in Lincoln

Lane closures will continue on Canwick Road throughout June after the highway was reopened by Lincolnshire County Council.

As previously reported, the road was declared open by the council on June 1 after a £5 million improvement project and five months of delays.

Work has been carried out to ease congestion by introducing wider lanes along Canwick Road and on the approaches to the South Park Avenue junction, dedicated turning lanes and improved junction layouts.

Work continues on the new facilities for pedestrians and cyclists including a new combined foot and cycle path, toucan crossing and a subway that has been created at the South Park Avenue junction.

In order for this work to be carried out, there will be lane closures at off peak times until the end of the month.

A spokesperson at Lincolnshire County Council said: “Following the reinstatement of the tidal flow system on Sunday, May 31 after major roadworks on Canwick Road, work will continue this week to footpaths and the new subway.

“Work on footpaths and the subway which has been created at the South Park Avenue junction linking the area to Cow Paddle common, will continue throughout June when there will be some single lane closures at off peak times but this will not cause significant disruption to motorists.”

Those travelling in the Canwick Road area of the city have taken to social media in the days since the road was opened, some experiencing significant delays.

Sarah Debenham said: “Not finished. Not improved either. Took 15 minutes to get past cemetery. Would help if drivers didn’t block lanes. Really annoying when light goes green and no one can move.”

Martyn Hurst said: “Not forgetting the Ford which hasn’t been addressed on South Park now coned off because off excess water.”

People complained that there was still an issue with standing water in the area. Photo: Craig Roberts

People complained that there was still an issue with standing water in the area. Photo: Craig Roberts