More Newark Road closures set for works to repair project defects

Sections of Newark Road and Brant Road are closed during the October half term for repairs to surface defects, which stem from a previous £1.7 million improvement project.

Contractors on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council started work on Monday, October 26.

The project will entail repairs to defects from Newark Road works carried out in the summer and autumn of 2013.

The county council says issues were due to problems with the materials supplied. The cost of the repairs will be met by the contractor.

It’s not the first time road closures have been enforced to deal with the issue, with repairs taking place in August 2014.

The works this week will be carried out under the following restrictions:

  • Temporary traffic lights are in place during day-time off peak hours on October 26, 27 and 28, Newark Road (between Hykeham Road and Doddington Road).
  • The Brant Road/Newark Road junction will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on October 29.
  • The Newark Road junctions with Rookery Lane, De Wint Avenue and Doddington Road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on October 30.

During the overnight closures, Newark Road will still be open to traffic and access to businesses and properties will be maintained throughout. Buses will also be able to travel on their usual routes along De Wint Avenue and Doddington Road.

Dave Underwood, principal highways officer said: “We’ve identified some minor issues with the road surface on sections of Newark Road, which were caused by a problem with the material.

“If they are not rectified, the life of the road will be severely shortened. The contractor who originally completed the work is returning to repair the defects at no cost to the county council.

“We’ve scheduled the work to take place during the school half term holiday in order to minimise disruption, but I apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.”