Final dates set for North Hykeham crossroad works

A five week programme of roadworks will be carried out at the junction of Newark Road, Station Road and Moor Lane this month.

A final timetable for the work has been set, subject to weather conditions, with temporary traffic signals, signed diversion routes, daytime and overnight road closures.

The schedule is as follows:

Section One– Moor Lane and southwest Newark Road

July 24 to July 31 – Moor Lane will be closed between the crossroads and the barber shop situated on Moor Lane (no through traffic), with a signed diversion route via Lincoln Road in place

July 24 to July 31 – temporary traffic signals will be in place on the crossroads as works are completed between the bus layby situated on Newark Road and the crossroads

Section Two – Moor Lane

w/c July 31 to August 4 – Moor Lane will be closed between the barber shop situated on Moor Lane and Robert Pattinson Academy (no through traffic), with a signed diversion route via Lincoln Road in place. Access to the sports centre, health centre and surgery situated near the crossroads via Newark Road only. Access to Robert Pattinson Academy will be via Lincoln Road only.

Section Three – Station Road

August 7 to August 11 – Station Road closed overnight (6pm to 6am – works cease at midnight) between 23 Station Road and the crossroads (no through traffic), with a signed diversion route via Newark Road in place

Section Four – Southwest Newark Road

August 7 to August 11 – temporary traffic signals will be in place overnight (6pm to 6am – works cease at midnight) on the crossroads as works are completed between 291 Newark Rd and the crossroads

Section Five & Six – northeast Newark Road

August 14 to August 18 – temporary traffic signals on crossroads, with works between Spar shop and crossroads

Between August 14 to August 18 – Newark Road closed for two overnight shifts (7pm to 6am – works cease at midnight) between the crossroads and Spar (no through traffic) – signed diversion route via Station Road in place.

Pedestrian access will remain as normal and temporary vehicular access arrangements will be provided for residents, public buildings, facilities and businesses throughout the works. However, we would ask the local community for their co-operation with this.

Traffic management will be removed during the weekends when possible, the county council has said.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Several sections of the carriageway we’ll be working on are at the end of their serviceable life and others are very near to that point. As a result, we’ll be resurfacing the road to make it safer and provide drivers with a smoother journey.

“We intend to do everything we can to minimise disruption throughout all of the planned improvements, while also ensuring the safety of the workforce carrying out the improvements. Some of the ways we intend to do this are by coordinating overnight works and temporary traffic signals.

“Due to the nature of the works, there will inevitably be some disruptions, so we ask road users to consider alternative travel routes where possible and to remain patient as any short-term inconvenience will be greatly outweighed by the long-term benefits.”

Lincolnshire County Council is liaising and co-ordinating these works with Anglian Water’s Meadow Lane project to ensure disruption is minimised. The Anglian Water project will take place at the same time as the Moor Lane closure.