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Two more weeks of delays ahead of Newark Road works completion

Final phase: The Newark Road improvement works in Lincoln will be completed around a week later than initially estimated.

The Newark Road improvement works in Lincoln are set to be completed by November 29, around a week later than initially estimated.

Lincolnshire County Council’s contractors have already started resurfacing Newark Road from the Hykeham Road junction up to the Brant Road junction.

Hykeham Road will also be resurfaced, which will require full closures on the weekends of 16th, 17th and the 23rd, 24th November.

The junction of Rookery Lane will need to be closed for the duration of this period, until November 29. Diversions will be in place throughout.

The completed project aims to cut travel times by two minutes in the hour, alongside improved junctions, pavements and cycle paths.

Dave Chetwynd, Senior Engineer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I’m sure everyone will be pleased to hear that the work we’re doing on Newark Road is nearly over.

“In fact we’ll be finished in the next two weeks.

“Unfortunately this final stage involves resurfacing a long stretch of the road, so it will be quite disruptive.

“I’m sorry to anyone who has been delayed on their way to work; I understand how annoying it is.

“However, from a long-term perspective, unblocking this bottle neck will help to reduce congestion in a number of areas across the city.”

Work on the scheme started in July, and was funded by a £1.3 million contribution from the Department for Transport and £700,000 from Lincolnshire County Council.