Canwick roadworks set as part of Lincoln Bomber Command Centre project

Utility firms will begin to connect the ongoing International Bomber Command Centre to the gas and electricity grids in June, resulting in a number of road restrictions.

Harlaxton Engineering Services and Lincolnshire County Council are to be arranging services over the coming months in order to speed up the build of the visitor centre on Canwick Hill.

As a result, Hall Drive in Canwick will be closed from Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9 to allow for installation of a gas and electricity supply to the site. 

In addition, from 7.30pm on Friday, June 9 to 5am on June 12, temporary two-way traffic signals will be in place between Hall Drive and School Lane for the final stages of the work. 

Signals will be manually controlled throughout Saturday and Sunday to manage the flow of traffic.

Where possible, drivers are being encouraged to use the alternative route of South Park, St Catherine’s, Cross O’Cliff Hill, London Road, Bracebridge Heath and Canwick Avenue during this time.

Harlaxton Engineering Services Director Geoff McManus said: “Harlaxton are pleased to work with LCC and the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) to provide much needed skills and expertise.

“Our joint contribution to a project which holds great historical significance and remembrance within the communities which we all live and work is delivered through the utilisation of local personnel, who relished the opportunity to step forward and offer their continued support.”

The IBCC, which had originally been set to open in August 2017, has encountered a series of delays due to lack of funding. 

It was also hit by reckless vandals in recent months.

Find out more about the project here.