Lincoln East West Link roadworks near final completion

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Works on Lincoln’s recently opened East West Link road are set to be completed by the end of next week, Lincolnshire County Council has promised.

The brand new £22 million road, which links Lincoln High Street with Pelham Bridge, was first opened to motorists on August 15.

Temporary traffic lights and works will be gone by next week. Photo: Emily Norton

Temporary traffic lights and works will be gone by next week. Photo: Emily Norton

Since then however, drivers in the area have met continued temporary traffic lights, lane closures and final adjustments.

The council has said all works should be finished by the end of next week.

Adam Round, Senior Engineer for roads at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are on track to have the East West Link Road finished by the end of next week, apart from some minor off road works. We will confirm the exact date as work progresses.”

As part of the works, the former Gadsby’s building on the corner of Tentercroft Street was pulled down and rebuilt away from the new, wider junction.

This development is now reaching completion with owners Rix Bathrooms already advertising a new showroom to open soon.

The building on the corner of Tentercroft Street is almost complete, with tenants moving in soon.

The building on the corner of Tentercroft Street is almost complete, with tenants moving in soon.

Adjoining, modern buildings also have space for other businesses.

 Photo: Emily Norton

Photo: Emily Norton

 Photo: Emily Norton

Photo: Emily Norton

The section of High Street between Tentercroft Street and St Mary’s Street has also been pedestrianised. This work is continuing.

New paving has been put in at the High Street junction, creating a new pedestrianised zone. Photo: Emily Norton

New paving has been put in at the High Street junction, creating a new pedestrianised zone. Photo: Emily Norton

Work is ongoing in this area. Photo: Emily Norton

Work is ongoing in this area. Photo: Emily Norton

The city centre route is one of a number of ongoing projects, with works in the area of the ongoing Lincoln Transport Hub expected to continue for another 16 months.

Road and car park closures in the city will continue throughout the popular Lincoln Christmas Market weekend. Visitors are being advised to make use of the park and ride shuttle service which will run from Lincolnshire Showground.

Check out our survival guide here for top tips on navigating your way through the roadworks and car park closures in the city.