A city centre car park will be opened up to shoppers and visitors from this weekend to provide a much needed 195 spaces.
From Saturday, August 13, Siemens on Waterside North will make its staff car park open to the public at weekends and bank holidays.
Ongoing preparation work for the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub has so far seen Tentercroft Street car park shut to motorists.
With Thornbridge, Sincil Street and St Mary’s Street NCP car parks next in line for closure, pending the green light for Department for Transport funding, parking in the centre looks to be an increasingly difficult task.
In an effort to provide an alternative parking option, motorists will be charged just £3 to park all day at the Siemens car park, which will be managed by City of Lincoln Council.
Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at the city council, said: “There is a need for more parking in the city centre, something which the council is addressing through the Lincoln Transport Hub, which includes a new 1,000 space multi-storey car park.
“To allow this vital scheme to take place, unfortunately the city will lose some of its parking spaces during the 18 month construction.
“We have been exploring several options to create additional, temporary parking to compensate for this loss.
“Making the Siemens staff car park available to shoppers and visitors at weekends will make a huge difference to mitigating this loss of space.”
David Lewis, Head of Project Management Office at Siemens, said: “We are pleased to work with the city council and to be able to offer this parking solution during the Transport Hub development.”