MP Edward Leigh cites safety concerns in call for A46 Welton roundabout

Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough constituency Sir Edward Leigh has given his backing calls for the junction of Lincoln Road, Welton and the A46 to be turned into a roundabout, stating the road layout is a safety concern.

As reported previously, the project is being considered in oder to reduce congestion at the current A46/Lincoln Road T-junction by constructing a new three-armed roundabout and realigning existing roads on the approaches.

The plans are hoped to reduce congestion at the Welton T-junction. Photo: Google

It is predicted to cost Lincolnshire County Council around £3 million, £2 million of which would be sought by central government, Leigh explained.

The current A46 junction with Welton. Photo: The Lincolnite

Sir Edward Leigh, the veteran Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough Constituency, which includes the village of Welton, is calling on Lincolnshire County Council make a bid to the Department for Transport to secure funding to make such a change possible.

He said: “The delivery of this proposal will provide my constituency, and the wider area of Lincolnshire, with a number of benefits which cannot be underestimated.

“The junction layout is of significant concern in terms of safety and this is reflected by the high accident rate.

“Furthermore there are often noticeable delays on Lincoln Road particularly during peak hours which is caused by traffic queuing to join the A46.

“With significant expectations of housing growth in Welton these improvements are not only necessary to improve safety and reduce existing congestion issues but also to support the economic development of the area as a whole, providing homes for a growing population.

“I therefore wholeheartedly support this scheme and bid to apply for funding as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund.”

Previously, funding has been secured for our area with allocations for a 5.2km section of road at Bishopbridge A631, Market Rasen and a 22.3km section of the A16 between Market Rasen and Louth.