Lincoln road closed for almost eight weeks as railway bridge gets makeover

Firth Road in Lincoln city centre will be closed for almost eight weeks as work gets underway to repaint a former railway bridge that dates back to the 1920s/30s.

The works are due to start around 8am on Monday, June 22 and are scheduled to be completed by Friday, August 14.

Firth Road between the High Street and Beevor Street will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the works.

Access to businesses east of the bridge including the Royal Mail Sorting Office, the St Marks Retail Centre Customer Services, Argos Click and Collect will be via the High Street.

Access to businesses and residents west of the bridge will be maintained from Tritton Road.

To ensure deliveries can continue to St. Marks Retail Centre and Royal Mail, a no loading restriction will also be put in place, which means Blue Badge holders will not be allowed to park along Firth Road.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained at all times.

Lincolnshire County Council, who are carrying out the works, say the old railway bridge over the River Witham has never been repainted since it was first built, and the works will ensure it is in good structural condition for future years.

In keeping with the heritage of the bridge, it will be repainted in the same colour blue as the original railway livery.