Traffic restrictions in place this weekend for large Lincoln Eastern Bypass deliveries

Traffic restrictions will be in place on Washingborough Road in Lincoln this weekend to allow the delivery of large steel beams for a bridge on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

A temporary, full night-time closure of Washingborough Road, from the Church Hill Roundabout to the Canwick Hill junction, will be in place from 8pm on Friday, September 8 to 7am on Saturday, September 9 to allow the abnormal load vehicles space to manoeuvre due to their long rigid 40m length.

There will also be a police-escorted rolling road block for the delivery trailers from Cross O’Cliff Hill near St Katherine’s to South Park Avenue between 9pm and 11pm on Friday evening.

Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department said following the delivery, temporary two-way traffic signals will be in place until 4pm on Saturday, September 9 ahead of a second full night-time of Washingborough Road from 4pm until 7am on Sunday, September 10.

This closure will allow a 750-tonne crane access to site and room to manoeuvre and lift the materials onto site, enabling construction of the bridge to commence.

A temporary, third road closure of Washingborough Road will be in place from 7pm to 8pm on Sunday to allow the crane access to leave the site.

The signed diversion route for the temporary overnight closures of Washingborough Road will be via Canwick Hill to the B1188/Lincoln Road to Station Road/Branston Road to Washingborough Road/Fenn Road to the B1190 and vice versa.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “The steel bridge beams being delivered to the site are key components of the underbridge that will carry the Lincoln to Spalding rail line.

“Because these items are so large, we have no choice but to temporarily close Washingborough Road and limit traffic to one lane near the site while the deliveries are made and the materials are moved into position on-site.

“We apologise for any inconvenience the closures and two-way signals cause. These are being put in place to ensure the safety of all road users, as well as the workforce moving and handling the materials. We ask for your continued patience while this work is carried out.”