Washingborough Road to close this half term for Lincoln Eastern Bypass works

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Washingborough Road in Lincoln will be closed to traffic during February half term due to Eastern Bypass works.

BAM Nuttall is scheduled to carry out ducting work to allow for the underground diversion of overhead power lines.

Lincolnshire County Council said works will take place from 6am on Monday, February 12 to 6pm on Friday, February 16, during which time, a full road closure will be in place.

The diversion route will be via B1190 Washingborough Road, B1188 Lincoln Road, Station Road, Branston Road, Sheepwash Lane, Pitts Road, B1190 Washingborough Road and vice versa.

HGVs will also be diverted via Nocton & Potterhanworth during the closure.

Local businesses, including Lincoln Bowl, have added that people will still be able to access their sites. 

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Despite the uncertainty surrounding the project last month, work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass is back on track and well underway now.

“Not only are archaeological investigations and work on the Spalding to Lincoln line rail bridge continuing on, but we’re also progressing with the necessary utility diversion works that need to take place near Washingborough Road.

“We’ll continue doing everything we can to minimise disruption throughout these works and any other works part of the bypass project, and appreciate your patience while we work toward carrying out the city’s biggest road project in decades.”

Other upcoming and current closures and restrictions in place as part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project include:

  • Temporary 30mph speed limit on Greetwell Road
  • Temporary 200m path diversion on the Sustrans route along the River Witham
  • Closure of the Public Right of Way near Hawthorne Chase for Anglian Water sewer pipe diversions; however, the play park at Hawthorn Chase will remain open

The 7.5km Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50m Central Government capital grant and aims to improve Lincoln’s infrastructure, encourage growth, minimise traffic congestion and enhance the inter-city environment.