— Update 1 at 11:41 on June 27th (Elizabeth Fish): Work has begun on the new drainage system at Lincoln’s Glebe Park housing estate, but will result in month-long road closures.
From June 21st, Wolsey Way will be closed for four weeks between Bunkers Hill and Remigius Grove. A diversion will be put in place, advising motorists to use the A46 Lincoln Bypass and Nettleham Road. Residents and bus companies have been informed.
Nathan Whitfield, a senior highways engineer, said: “Work is going well and we’re still on schedule […] We’re now ready to upgrade the highways drainage system, which means Wolsey Way will need to be closed for a few weeks. However, I’m sure the long-term benefits of the scheme will more than make up for any short-term disruption.”
— Original at 13:42 on May 21st: Lincoln’s Glebe Park is set to receive £0.5 million-worth of road drainage system upgrades. The improvements, which are being carried out by Ringway on behalf of the County Council, are due to start on June 7th.
The County Council estimates that the work will take around 20 weeks to complete; once completed the Glebe estate will be less at risk from flooding. This work is being carried out due to the current road drainage system being outdated, meaning that the area is currently prone to a flooding risk during storms.
“This project will benefit many residents by reducing the risk of flooding to their property. Two underground tanks will be built to hold the water during storms and then let it naturally soak back into the ground.
“The water will be cleaned as it enters the tank, improving its quality — which is good for the environment. New pipework and gullies will be installed to collect the rainwater,” said Nathan Whitfield, Senior Highways Engineer at the County Council.
This first phase is expected not to cause any traffic disruptions. Future traffic updates, including details of road closures, will be issued in due course.