Central Lincoln car park to close this weekend for transport hub work

Tentercroft Street car park in Lincoln will be closed this weekend due to preparation works for the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub.

As previously reported, revised plans for the hub will go before councillors on Monday, March 14.

If approved, work will begin on site in August this year with the aim of a completion by the end of 2017.

Lincoln Transport Hub March 2016 (6)

The project will signal disruption for around 18 months as parking spaces will be lost at Tentercroft Street from June this year, then Thornbridge, Sincil Street and the St Mary’s Street NCP car parks will close in September.

A temporary bus station would operate from August 2016 to allow the new bus station and car park to be constructed.

Redesigned Lincoln Transport Hub, March 2016. Photo: CoLC

Redesigned Lincoln Transport Hub, March 2016. Photo: CoLC

In order for an assessment to be carried out by the City of Lincoln Council in preparation for the proposed temporary bus station, Tentercroft Street car park will be closed on March 12 and 13.

Rod Williamson, City Services Team Leader said: “Tentercroft Street car park will be closed on Saturday and Sunday to enable an assessment to be made of the proposed layout of the new, temporary bus station.

“We need to ensure the safety and efficiency of the new station and this can only be done by conducting an on-site trial. We will be looking at entry and exit to the site, bus turning circles and the probable position of the bays.

“We apologise for any inconvenience but it is essential these works take place ahead of work starting on the city’s £30 million transport hub which will provide Lincoln with a state-of-the-art bus station and 1,000-space multi-storey car park, along with improvements to the central railway station and creation of a pedestrianised plaza in St Mary’s Street, connecting the bus and rail stations.”