April 28, 2011 3.25 pm This story is over 155 months old

Road works begin on lower High Street

Road works: The lower High Street is getting a makeover, but the improvements will take a toll on traffic for 28 weeks.

Works to revamp Lincoln’s lower High Street will begin on Tuesday, May 3, with traffic delays and parking restrictions in the area for the next 28 weeks.

The improvements between Portland Street and Dixon Street will see parking bays added to the road, parts of the island removed, and paths repaved.

Traffic will be single lane during the works and there may be temporary traffic signals.

During the school summer holidays, the Dixon Street junction will get new traffic signals and a southbound bus lane, which will require closure of the road.

In September, work begins between Dixon Street and South Park, also adding parking bays and repaved paths — again traffic will be single lane.

The scheme should be finalised by the end of October.

Senior Project Leader Les Davies said: “Businesses, road users, shoppers and pedestrians will all ultimately benefit from these improvements and we hope they can bear with us whilst the work takes place.

“We’re carrying it out in phases so the road can remain open with traffic management, and the largest jobs at the Dixon Street junction are scheduled during the school summer break when traffic volumes are typically much lower.

“However, some disruption is of course inevitable and motorists should plan their journeys accordingly.

“We’ve spoken with businesses in the area and will keep in contact with them throughout, helping them with issues such as deliveries wherever possible.

“They will all remain accessible and we encourage shoppers to keep supporting them.

“Once the works are complete, we can look forward to improved traffic flows for motorists, reduced congestion, better-quality pavements, improved reliability of public transport and improved air quality.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council