Roadworks begin on St Mary’s Street in Lincoln

Roadworks have begun on St Mary’s Street in Lincoln, adjacent to the city’s train station.

The works form part of the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub scheme, providing a state-of-the-art bus station, 1,000 space multi-storey car park, retail space and a pedestrian plaza.

From Thursday, May 4, the existing loop at the end of St Mary’s Street will be closed and a one-way route opened along Oxford Street to Pelham Bridge.

The Transport hub is beginning to take shape in the city centre.

Access to Lincoln Central Station will remain from St Mary’s Street. However, all traffic leaving the station will need to turn right and follow the one-way road down Oxford Street.

Motorists not accessing the station are advised to continue to use the existing diversions.

Temporary taxi ranks will be on Wigford Way during the works.

Led by the City of Lincoln Council, the scheme will also see improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and create a more accessible and attractive gateway to the city.

Existing loop at the end of St Mary’s Street

Kate Ellis, Strategic Director for Major Developments at the city council, said: “Work on Lincoln Transport Hub is progressing well and the next step is to begin work creating the new pedestrian plaza at the front of the railway station, which will connect the station with the new facilities.

“The contractors, Willmott Dixon Construction, will start this work in St Mary’s Street later this week. To enable this to take place, the existing loop at the end of St Mary’s Street will be closed and a one-way route opened along Oxford Street to Pelham Bridge from Thursday, May 4.”