September 27, 2011 10.15 am This story is over 148 months old

Brayford Wharf East reopens September 30

New crossing: Brayford Wharf East will reopen after a 10-week closure to resurface the road and install a new crossing.

Brayford Wharf East, a busy Lincoln city centre link road, will reopen on Friday, September 30 after a 10-week closure over the summer.

Work on the road started on July 25 to link the University of Lincoln’s Business and Law faculty building to the main campus.

The road was raised to provide a level crossing point between the university footbridge over the River Witham and the entrance to the Business and Law building.

Brayford Wharf East was closed between the level crossing and Ropewalk during the works, and a local shop said it has been affected by the closure.

The Brayford Wharf Spar, next to an existing crossing some 50 meters away from the new crossing, said it lost footfall of over 200 customers per week.

The City of Lincoln Council offered assistance by putting up a “business unaffected during works” sign.

The crossing has seen both Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways Division and the City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Department get involved.

Tom Mumby, Senior Technician at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The new pedestrian crossing on Brayford Wharf East is almost finished and the road will be open to motorists again this Friday.

“I would like to thank people for bearing with us over the summer while the work was taking place.

“The crossing provides a much safer way for students and other pedestrians to get across the road,” Mumby added.