The City of Lincoln Council started sending access passes to residents and businesses in uphill Lincoln to use during traffic restrictions for the Christmas Market.
Running from Thursday, December 2, to Sunday, December 5, the Christmas Market will see many roads in the area closed to the public during the event.
The council says this is to prevent visitors parking in the area and blocking streets for residents, as well as access for the market itself.
The area bound by Carline Road, Yarborough Road, Yarborough Crescent, Longdales Road and Nettleham Road is most affected by the traffic restrictions.
See the full list [PDF] of Lincoln Christmas Market road closures
The council will deliver to residents on the affected roads one access pass to their address, with extra passes available at the Visitor Information Centre.
Businesses in the area requiring access passes will have to call TSS Events (01522 703344) and will need proof of identification.
“Our aim is to minimise this disruption by providing access passes for residents and businesses,” said Rob Bradley, the City Council’s Tourism Services Manager.
“We appreciate the cooperation of residents and businesses in the area affected by the Christmas Market, as it does cause some disruption.
“Not only does this give these people easy access to the restricted areas around their homes and premises, but it also prevents visitors from parking in the area.”
Lincoln Christmas Market Park & Ride
Park and ride facilities for the Lincoln Christmas Market will again be available to visitors at the Lincolnshire Showground during the event.
Tickets for the service cost £12 per car, which include secure parking and shuttle buses to and from the the market.
Additionally, car parks on Westgate, Castle Hill, St Paul in the Bail, and the Lawn will be closed for the set up and duration of the market.
Bradley said the Lincolnshire Showground park and ride facilities for the Christmas Market are the most efficient way of getting to the event.
“From past experience, we know that the city centre roads and car parks get incredibly busy during the market.
“The park and ride service is there to alleviate that pressure and give visitors arriving by car a safe and convenient means of getting to the Christmas Market.”