January 30, 2014 11.18 am This story is over 101 months old

Hawthorn Road objectors submit alternatives to closure

Fresh ideas: Objectors to the closure of a village road to Lincoln have submitted alternative ideas to the County Council.

Residents and businesses affected by a road closure for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass plans have submitted their alternatives to Lincolnshire County Council.

As previously reported, the proposed eastern leg of the Lincoln bypass would result in the partial closure of Hawthorn Road, which links some villages with Lincoln.

So far, the council approved erecting a “non-motorised” bridge at the end of the road for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to use, but not vehicles.

The debate between residents and the County Council led to a public enquiry being held over the matter, as well as a petition started by residents.

Now, objectors have submitted to council eight alternative proposals instead of the current bridge plan.

The alternatives range from a bridge for vehicles, diverting Hawthorn Road, relocation of the bridge and extra roundabouts.

The alternative proposals will be considered by the Inspector at the public inquiry commencing on February 4.

Residents are welcome to comment on the alternatives by contacting Lee Rowley at Lincolnshire County Council by email at [email protected]

View the alternatives below: