July 13, 2011 12.40 pm This story is over 150 months old

Phase one of High Street work complete

Road works: The first phase of the changes to High Street is now complete.

Work on new parking bays and repaving footpaths between Portland Street and Dixon Street is now complete.

It is part of ongoing works on the High Street in Lincoln. A new phase in the works starts on July 18.

This will see the closure of Dixon Street between the High Street and Boultham Park Road.

Work includes replacing traffic lights, repaving footpaths and resurfacing the road.

This phase will take around six weeks.

Peter Saxby, Senior Engineer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We need to close the road to help us finish the work as quickly and safely as possible. If you live or work on Dixon Street, you’ll still be able to gain access from the Boultham Park Road end.

“The majority of this work is being carried out during the summer holidays, when there’s less traffic on the roads, and we hope people aren’t delayed too much on their journeys.

“If you do still need to travel through the area, please follow the diversions in place along Tritton Road and South Park Avenue.”

Boultham Avenue will also be closed to stop the narrow residential street being used as a cut through.

Saxby added: “As a result of the work taking place, congestion will reduce and traffic flow will improve in the area. People can use better-quality pavements and public transport will be more reliable, so do please bear with us.”

Stagecoach bus numbers 44 and 66 to Birchwood are affected and will use an alternative route:

  • Leaving Lincoln – buses will turn from the High Street into St Mark’s Street, then onto Tritton Road, turning left into Dixon Street to rejoin the original route on Boultham Park Road.
  • Inbound – buses will turn left off Boultham Park Road, along Valentine Road, then right onto Tritton Road, turning left at the university roundabout to reach the bus station via Brayford Way, Newland, Wigford Way and St Mary’s St.

The project follows a consultation last summer and is expected to be finished by the end of October.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council