May 28, 2012 2.19 pm This story is over 115 months old

Delays as debris falls from Lincoln bus station

Collapsing: Lincoln bus Station is partially closed due to concrete falling onto the road.

— Update at 3.55pm: The Broadgate area has now been declared safe by Lincolnshire Police.

There are likely to be a number of delays on Canwick Road and Broadgate this afternoon, May 28, due to debris falling from the Bus Station.

A small amount of concrete fell off the West entrance to the Bus Station from the car park above, landing on the road.

A structural engineer is currently assessing the damage, and no-one was injured by the damage.

The area is now fenced off from the public and buses, meaning all buses are having to enter via Broadgate.

To allow this, Lincolnshire Police are having to stop traffic.

Drivers are being asked to avoid Canwick Hill and Pelham Bridge coming into Lincoln to ease congestion.

Steve Bird, Head of Community Services, Leisure and Sport at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “We have closed the entrance to the bus station, made the area safe, and are waiting for a structural engineer to assess the building before we can reopen.

“We hope that this will be soon and apologise for any inconvenience.

“In order to keep the bus station operational, Lincolnshire Police are assisting us in allowing the buses to use the one entrance / exit on Broadgate, which involves stopping the traffic flow intermittently.

“As we’re approaching rush hour, we would advise drivers to avoid coming into the city via Canwick Hill and Pelham Bridge as traffic is already heavy.”

Buses are also dropping people off along Saltergate.

The current bus station will be demolished and moved next to the train station to make way for a new shopping complex in the city next year.

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