Portland Street lane closed in new Lincoln East West Link Road phase

The westbound lane of Portland Street in Lincoln is to be closed until September in the next phase of work on the East West Link Road.

The left hand turn from Canwick road onto Portland Street will be blocked from July 6 as the first phase of the £22 million dual carriageway, linking high Street with Pelham Bridge takes shape.

Vehicles will still be able to head east on Portland Street and onto Pelham Bridge. A diversion route will be signed.

New road layouts in the first section of construction can now be seen clearly in the area of the former coalyard from Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road.

The first section of the East West Link Road can now be seen. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The first section of the East West Link Road can now be seen. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A piling rig can be seen at Tentercroft Street ready for work to begin on the foundations of the new bridge. Photo: LCC

A piling rig can be seen at Tentercroft Street ready for work to begin on the foundations of the new bridge. Photo: LCC

A number of buildings, including the listed Gadsby’s building, have been demolished to pave the way for the road, with contractors gearing up to reuse the materials and rebuild.

There's a notable change to the Lincoln High Street streetscape. Photos: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There’s a notable change to the Lincoln High Street streetscape. Photos: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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

A diversion route will be signed. Three way temporary traffic lights will be in operation at the Kesteven Street/Clifton Street junction.