Motorists should expect travel delays in Stamford from next week as work is carried out on pedestrian crossings in the town.
A puffin crossing across Station Road and dropped kerb crossings across St Mary’s Hill and Town Bridge will be installed from Monday, January 23 for four weeks.
Traffic signals at the junctions of Town Bridge and Wharf Road, St Mary’s Hill, High Street St Martin’s, Water Street and Station Road will also be refurbished.
The works will be carried out using temporary three-way traffic signals at High Street St Martin’s, St Mary’s Hill and Wharf Road.
As part of the works:
- Water Street and Station Road will both be closed to traffic wishing to exit at the junction with High Street St Martins
- Traffic on Water Street will be diverted to Barnack Road and back to High Street
- Traffic on Station Road will be diverted to Wothorpe Road and back to High Street
- Wothorpe Road will be made temporarily one-way southbound to Kettering Road for the duration of the works
- Traffic will still be able to enter both Water Street and Station Road from the High Street. Closures are purely to traffic wishing to exit
Lincolnshire County Council has insisted that shops and businesses will not be affected by the improvement project, and access will be maintained at all times for residents and businesses.
Councillor Richard Davies, responsible for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is one of the busiest routes through Stamford’s town centre, so these improved facilities will assist all people that use this junction.
“While on site, we will also be undertaking work to upgrade several of the traffic lights near Town Bridge that have reached the end of their working lives.
“Safety is our number one priority, and we’d ask for your patience while these works are carried out. Once complete, these upgrades will make the junction at Town Bridge safer for all road users.”