November 26, 2010 10.25 am This story is over 158 months old

After delays, Tritton Road works completed

Ready: Months-long improvement works on Tritton Road have now been finalised, aiding traffic flow.

Major road works worth over £600,0000 on Tritton Road have now been completed, after delays blamed on the recent bad weather.

As part of Sainsbury’s store expansion, completed on November 24, the County Council decided to improve one of the busiest roads in the city.

The supermarket chain footed most of the bill, with an additional £100,000 coming from the Lincolnshire County Council.

The first stage of the project began in May and was completed in July. The second stage began in September and was finalised on November 26.

Several junctions along Tritton Road were improved, and pedestrian crossings were added or modified.

Work at the Doddington Road junction included layout changes to help remove the current problem of vehicles wishing to go straight on being forced to queue behind vehicles waiting to turn right.

A new Pelican crossing was also installed across Tritton Road and old traffic signals replaced.

A safer right turn into Sainsbury’s was created with improved signals and road layout, along with a new Toucan crossing.

There is also a new traffic signal camera, which will supply real-time travel information and monitor traffic flow.

The Skellingthorpe Road scheme extended the inside lane to help counter the queuing problem.

This road-widening is claimed to increase the capacity of the road, creating a better flow for traffic.

Dave Underwood, Senior Highways Officer at the County Council, says residents can now enjoy the benefits of the project.

“The improvements should help traffic flow more easily along Tritton Road, and there are also better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

“All temporary traffic management systems have now been removed, and the contractor is currently adding the finishing touches and tidying up.

“Motorists are thanked for their patience while these improvements were carried out,” Underwood added.