Lincoln roads to be temporarily closed as part of East West Link works

Motorists are set to face more travel disruption over the next two weeks as work continues on Lincoln’s East West Link Road.

Temporary traffic diversions will be in place in the city centre to allow for the reconstruction of some existing roads as part of the £22 million project.

High Street will be closed northbound between Portland Street and Tentercroft Street from May 16 to 20.

The following diversions will be in place:

  • Northbound traffic to use Dixon Street, Tritton Road
  • Access to Firth Road via Dixon Street, Tritton Road, Beevor Street
  • Access to Tentercroft Street via South Park Avenue, Canwick Road, St Mary’s Street, High Street

An overnight closure between Portland Street and Tentercroft Street will affect motorists on May 20 and 21.

The following diversions will be in place:

  • Northbound as above
  • For A15 south use St Mary’s Street, Pelham Bridge, South Park Avenue
  • For High Street south use Brayford Wharf East, Tritton Road, Dixon Street

From May 23 to 27,  St Mark Street will be closed between High Street and Brayford Wharf East.

The following diversion will be in place:

  • Westbound traffic from Tentercroft Street use High Street, Dixon Street, Tritton Road

On the same days, High Street will be closed northbound only from Portland Street to St Mark Street.

The following diversions will be in place:

  • Northbound traffic to use Dixon Street, Tritton Road
  • Firth Road to be accessed from Beevor Street off Triton Road
  • Access to Tentercroft Street via South Park Avenue, Canwick Road, St Mary Street, High Street
County Councillor Richard Davies is in charge of highways and transportation at Lincolnshire County Council. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

County Councillor Richard Davies is in charge of highways and transportation at Lincolnshire County Council. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Throughout the construction of this much-needed link road we have tried to keep disruption to a minimum and have avoided closing roads in the city centre wherever possible.

By carefully managing lane closures and traffic flows we have managed to construct a fairly major news section of road right through the city without bringing it to a halt, and this is what we will continue to do through these current works.

“The majority of surfacing work will be done overnight and with single lane closures minimising the need for full road closures.”