More disruption as three new road closures set for Lincoln city centre

Works to replace paving and road blocks in three Lincoln locations will disrupt routes through the city centre for two weeks.

The replacement works will begin on Monday, August 8 and will continue throughout the weekend of August 13 and 14 to be completed by August 20.

The works, during which paving blocks are to be replaced with hardipave – a specialist durable material, will be taking place at the following three locations:

  • Corporation Street/High Street junction at the pedestrian crossing
  • Flaxengate/Clasketgate junction at the pedestrian crossing
  • St Benedict’s Square.

Vehicles will not be able to access the High Street from Silver Street (south of Corporation Street) while the work is carried out.

St. Benedict’s Square will be closed to delivery vehicles throughout.

Lincolnshire County Council said the closures are necessary due to the depth of construction.

Corporation Street and Clasketgate will remain open to through traffic as normal during the works.

Pedestrian access will be fully maintained across the three sites with a temporary pedestrian crossing provided on the Clasketgate/High Street junction.

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Dave Underwood, Principal Highways Officer said: “We are replacing the existing blocks with hardipave as it’s a durable long-lasting material, which we’ve already used successfully on Silver Street.

“We appreciate these are busy areas, and have been working with businesses to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

“Delivery vehicles will still be able to reach properties through various access points, while pedestrians will be able to access the shopping areas as normal.”

This week, it was also announced that three city centre roads would be closed for 18 months to allow work to begin for the Lincoln Transport hub. Meanwhile, the road closures along Portland Street and St Mark’s remain in place for the East West link road.