October 20, 2017 10.08 am This story is over 73 months old

£2m funding granted for A46 Welton roundabout

“It is what Lincolnshire deserves.”

Some £2 million of funding has been granted by the Department for Transport for the A46 Lincoln Road, Welton.

The funds will convert the T-junction to a roundabout to cater for extra traffic from proposed local housing developments.

The scheme aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at the current A46/Lincoln Road T-junction by constructing a new three-armed roundabout and realigning existing roads on the approaches.

As previously reported, these plans were backed by Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh, who said the road layout is currently a safety concern.

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill. Photo/The Lincolnite

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill said: “Improving infrastructure for county residents is a key priority of my administration, so we can gain jobs and growth.

“We have already had success with improved rail services.

“So I am delighted with the announcement of an extra £2 million for a new roundabout on Lincoln Road which will ease congestion.

“It is what Lincolnshire deserves and my team and I will continue to push for extra central funding from government for more vital projects.”