Sincil Dyke footbridge to be installed this week

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A pedestrian footbridge will be the next addition to the £22 million works to create a new East-West Link road through Lincoln.

Work began on November 13, 2014, to link High Street to Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road via Tentercroft Street.

Tentercroft Street has been closed at the bridge over Sincil Dyke since January 19. A diversion route is in place and access to pedestrians has been maintained.

Temporary two-way traffic lights have been placed on Cross Street for drainage works and will be in place for four weeks as work is undertaken in the area.

This week, demolition began on industrial units 1-7 along Tentercroft Street, cellars along the street were filled and concrete foundations for the pedestrian footbridge over Sincil Dyke have been laid.

The next phase of work will see the erection of the footbridge and Lincolnshire County Council say utilities will be transferred from the existing Tentercroft bridge.