Risking it: Drivers caught defying new Lincoln one way system

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Drivers and motorcyclists who presumably felt a new Lincoln one way system didn’t apply to them, have been spotted taking their own route down Brayford Wharf East – into oncoming traffic.

Droves of bewildered drivers have been stopping in their tracks at the southbound road block, many making hurried u-turns to find another route.

The lane was closed along with the opening of the city's new £22 million East West Link road.

The lane was closed along with the opening of the city’s new £22 million East West Link road.

Others however have been seen bypassing the ‘road closed’ signs and choosing to barge through the one way lane.

Eyewitnesses reported two motorbikes nipping through the cones dividing the two lanes to save backtracking, and others said cars were taking their chances in between flurries of oncoming traffic.

One driver who was behind the wheel of a branded Olleco cooking oils van took their chances on the afternoon of Thursday, August 18, unfortunately for them right outside The Lincolnite‘s offices on the Ropewalk junction.

Caught on film, the dangers of the manoeuvre were plain to see.

The southbound lane was closed between the Brayford Street junction and St Mark Street when the city’s new £22 million East West Link road opened.

The new traffic system includes a permanent one way flow along Brayford Wharf East to ease congestion and create room for a possible new footbridge over the level crossing.

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