Visitors invited to take a tour of Lincoln Eastern Bypass archaeological site

Visitors are invited to learn more about the Lincoln Eastern Bypass and take a tour of one of the county’s largest ever rural archaeological sites.

Lincolnshire County Council and its Lincoln Eastern Bypass partners and contractors will host an open weekend that will include information about the scheme, archaeological finds and tours of the scheme’s Washingborough Road site, where over 70,000 artefacts from up to 12,000 years of the county’s history have been unearthed.

The £96 million, 7.5km single carriageway road will link the A158 Wragby Road roundabout to the A15 at Bracebridge Heath and is hoped to cut congestion in the city centre.

Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass

The open weekend will take place on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 from 9.30am to 5pm on each day at Canwick Village Hall (Montagu Road, Canwick, Lincoln LN4 2RW).

All those attending are asked to park at Canwick Playing Fields off of Heighington Road, as the hall’s car park will be blocked off.

Archaeological tours will set off from the hall every 30-60 minutes starting at 10.15am, with the final tour starting at 3.15pm. Each tour will last 75 minutes.

Sturdy footwear is required and a waterproof jacket is recommended as tours will take place rain or shine.

Spaces are limited and can be booked in advance on the website.