Watch out for Greetwell rail bridge steel delivery

Sixteen steel beams will delivered to Lincoln over the next two weeks as part of the work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Eight 26-metre steel bridge beams and eight 15-metre beams will be delivered for use in the construction of the new Greetwell rail bridge, part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

The delivery will take place on July 17, 19, 24 and 26 between 6am and 7am and Lincolnshire County County Council will work closely with police to navigate past certain parts of the route.

To ensure the deliveries are on time, a layby on the westbound A158 will be coned off from Sunday, July 15 to Friday, July 27 so there is enough space for the delivery vehicles to park.

Once the beams arrive on site they will be lifted from the lorries by a 160-tonne crane and assembled to form the supports for the entire length of the new bridge deck.

Executive Member for Highways, Councillor Richard Davies, said: “The steel bridge beams being delivered over the next two weeks are key components of the bridge that will carry vehicles over the Lincoln to Market Rasen rail line.

“Because the beams are so big, we’ll be working closely with the police to help navigate past certain parts of the route, particularly along Wragby Road where improvement works are underway.

“The delivery vehicles will then arrive at the Greetwell Road Lincoln Eastern Bypass site compound, where drivers may experience some temporary delays as the lorries manoeuvre into and out of the site. This process will be directed by STOP/GO boards.

“As always, we will do our best to minimise disruption and thank everyone for their patience while this work is carried out.”

As previously reported, the Lincoln Eastern Bypass will cost £120 million instead of £99 million and will be finished in May 2020 instead of December 2019.

The new 7.5km single carriageway road is set to minimise congestion in the city, but the project will be late and over budget.