Residents’ parking restrictions set for ‘congestion-busting’ Wragby Road junction works

On-street parking on Wragby Road heading out of Lincoln city centre will be restricted during daytime hours as part of “congestion-busting” improvements at the junction with Outer Circle Road.

The £2 million Lincolnshire County Council scheme will create longer lanes along Outer Circle Road on the approach to Wragby Road.

New restrictions will begin alongside the start of roadworks on Sunday, February 11.

Wragby Road, between Wolsey Way and Outer Circle Road, will be widened to accommodate four lanes: two westbound and two eastbound.

The road will also have two approach lanes on the eastbound carriageway heading towards Outer Circle Road.

To accommodate this, parking on the road heading out of the city centre will be restricted outside numbers 235-277 from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

A pedestrian crossing will also be removed as part of the scheme in a bid to free up traffic which would ordinarily be blocked.

Several objections have been raised to the plans to get rid of the parking spaces on Wragby Road.

Residents have claimed that getting rid of parking outside their homes could have an impact on property value and vehicle security.

Despite this, councillors on Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee agreed to press ahead with the parking restrictions at a meeting on Monday, February 5.

Councillors also approved plans to remove the existing limited waiting bays on the carriageway heading towards the city centre, allowing for an extension to the westbound left turn lane on Wragby Road.

The council said that traffic builds up on that side of the carriageway due to insufficient width on the westbound approach, resulting in left turning traffic queuing back to a point where access for drivers wanting to go right or straight ahead is blocked.

Councillor Ian Fleetwood, chairman of the committee, said: “Hopefully with additional filter lanes, it will increase flow at the junction.

“It should also mean Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction work runs more efficiently.”

The project expected to be completed by July.