Lincoln crossroads to close for new traffic lights and resurfacing

Motorists driving in and around Waddington should expect additional delays next month, as work is carried out to resurface a major crossroads and install new traffic lights.

The highways programme will take place at the Bar Lane/Mere Road crossroads and the A607 in Waddington from October 5 to 23.

Four-way temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the works and during half term (October 24-30), the junction will be closed for resurfacing and road markings to be completed.

From November 2-13, the road junction will re-open with temporary traffic lights to allow installation of the new permanent traffic lights.

There will be a signed diversion for motorists during the project.

As previously reported, parts of Brant Road and Station Road in the village will close from 6pm on September 26 and re-open at 6am on September 28, for urgent resurfacing works to be completed.

Brant Road at the corner of Station Road. Photo: Google Street View

Brant Road at the corner of Station Road. Photo: Google Street View

Lincolnshire County Council have said that upgrading the traffic lights at the junction is necessary as the lights have now reached the end of their operational life.

The new lights will consume less power and have lower emissions. The LED signal heads last longer, require less maintenance and are brighter in all conditions.

Controlled pedestrian crossing facilities will be fitted on all approaches at the junction.

These will be the latest Puffin-style facilities with on-crossing extension detectors, enabling people to cross safely at their own pace.

Area highways manager, Alan Brown, said: “As part of our programme of repairs and maintenance of the county’s road network it has been highlighted that the surface of this junction is in need of repair.

“We are taking the opportunity to replace the traffic lights at the same lime, limiting disruption to motorists.”

More information about roadworks in the county can be found online or by following @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.