October 12, 2017 2.04 pm This story is over 72 months old

Four weeks of temporary lights and closures on A1031 for resurfacing

Use alternative routes where possible.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays as part of resurfacing works on the A1031 at North Somercotes.

The carriageway between Churchill Road and Lakeside Park is set to be reconstructed, while the existing footway will be widened.

Work is due to begin on Monday, October 23 and is expected to take four weeks to complete.

During the first week of the project, temporary traffic lights will be in place between Oasis Lakes and St Anne’s Avenue to protect the workforce whilst the footway is widened.

The road will be closed between South Road and Lakeside Park to allow for the carriageway to be reconstructed on Monday, October 30.

During the closure, traffic will be directed via the A1031, B1201, A16, A157, B1200, A1031 and vice versa.

Local access will be maintained.

Steve Brooks, senior project leader, said: “This section of highway has reached the end of its serviceable life.

“To prevent further deterioration we are going to rebuild it. We are also taking the opportunity to widen the footway at the same time, to enhance the existing facility making it a safer asset for the schoolchildren.

“We will be working Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm with road closure in place. The closure will be removed every day after 6pm.

“There is likely to be some disruption while the work is taking place, so we would advise that people leave additional time for their journeys and use alternative routes where possible.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”