Video: Take a tour of the brand new Lincoln East West Link Road

The brand new Lincoln East West Link Road has finally opened to motorists on Monday, August 15.

Cars and other vehicles have been trying out the new £22 million road, which takes drivers from Lincoln High Street to Pelham Bridge.

The Lincolnite has been among those testing it out, showing readers what to expect over the upcoming weeks and months.

Temporary traffic lights will remain in place until the official opening in November, to allow final works to be completed.

These will be removed by the official opening, but in the meantime motorists are advised to use alternative routes where possible.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I’m thrilled to bits that cars are coming up and down the new road.

“We’re hoping to reduce congestion and while it’s not quite finished yet, it shows a real investment in Lincoln’s infrastructure.

“No longer are we hamstrung by the High Street level crossing and people should be able to get across the city now.”