March 22, 2011 10.30 am This story is over 156 months old

Road closures set for Lincoln 10K

Diverted traffic: More than 15 roads in uphill Lincoln will be closed temporarily on April 3 to accommodate the 10K race.

More than 15 roads in uphill Lincoln will be closed temporarily on April 3 to accommodate the 10K race, the City of Lincoln Council has announced.

Around 5,000 runners are set to hit the streets of uphill Lincoln next weekend, with the traditional 10K and wheelchair races starting at 11am.

All roads in the race area will start to close from 8.30am on Sunday, April 3.

The road closures include: Castle Square, Bailgate, Eastgate, Cecil Street, Northgate, Church Lane, Newport, Broadway, Rasen Lane, Nettleham Road, Pottergate, Priory Gate, Minster Yard, Drury Lane and Union Road.

These roads will reopen at approximately 1pm and traffic control will be provided by Lincolnshire Police and a contractor working on behalf of the City Council.

A rolling programme to re-open roads has been agreed, which the police and race officials will determine as the last runners complete sections of the course.

Additional road restrictions will apply as and when necessary between 4pm on April 2 and 4pm on April 3. Traffic signs will be displayed when restrictions are in place.

The closures and parking restrictions have been agreed in consultation with Lincolnshire Police and the Highways Department at Lincolnshire County Council.

Lincoln Safety Advisory Group was consulted as well for the road closures in order to minimise disruption.

“We appreciate that the road closures and restrictions may cause some inconvenience to uphill residents and businesses, and we apologise for this,” said Keith Taylor, Senior Sport Development Officer at the City Council.

“We can assure Lincoln people that every effort has been taken to minimise the impact and duration of road closures.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council