Silver Street in Lincoln to close for crossing works

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The Silver Street and High Street pedestrian crossing in Lincoln will be closed for a week while resurfacing work takes place.

The crossing will be closed between 7pm on May 23 and 6am on May 28, closing the road for traffic between Newland Street and Bank Street.

The current surface is not to standard and it will be replaced with a specialist material to improve the road surface and complement the area.

Local diversions will be in place during the works, and the one-way system on Mint Street will be reversed to let traffic exit Mint Lane via Mint Street.

Alan Aistrup, Head of Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The road surface on Silver Street has deteriorated and needs replacing.

“It was first put down in 2008 as part of the general improvements made to the High Street, but a problem was soon identified and unfortunately we have had to revisit the site a number of times to make minor repairs.

“We have taken the decision to resurface this section of Silver Street, but we will use a very high quality, durable material that will last for many years to come.

“The cost of these works has been recovered through the original contract at no cost to the authority.

“I apologise for any inconvenience the works may cause. We’ve planned to carry the work out over the bank holiday weekend to keep disruption to a minimum, and we’ve also chosen to use a specialist material which has a quick curing process, which considerably reduces the amount of time the road has to be closed.”

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