Bunkers Hill set for two months of roadworks

Two months of drainage and resurfacing works will begin on one of the city’s busiest stretches of road on Tuesday, August 28.

The project at Bunkers Hill is expected to be completed in October, subject to suitable weather conditions.

A new drainage system will be installed on Bunkers Hill to provide increased flood protection and prevent water damage to properties in the area.

In addition, a 550m section of Bunkers Hill that is nearing the end of its serviceable life will be reconstructed.

The section of carriageway being resurfaced includes a stretch starting near the Lincolnshire Poacher pub to the A158 Wragby Road roundabout, along with a 60m length of Hawthorn Road adjacent to Bunkers Hill.

The drainage and resurfacing works will be carried out from east to west and will include the following traffic management:

  • Temporary daytime traffic signals from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the entire project
  • Night-time road closures from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday, from 8 to 12 October and 19 to 26 October

The diversion route for the night-time road closures will be via Ruskin Avenue to Nettleham Road to the A158, and vice versa.

Those wanting to access Hawthorn Road during the night-time road closures are asked to follow the main diversion before taking the A158 to Kennel Lane to Hawthorn Road.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Over the next two months, we’ll be installing a new carrier drain, new gullies and new connections so that water is properly drained away from the area.

“This will significantly reduce the risk of flooding and protect those living on Bunkers Hill.

“While we’re on site, we’re also going to be reconstructing a section of carriageway on Bunkers Hill that is in need of repair.

“These resurfacing works were originally planned for 2021, but we’ve moved this forward because combining them with the drainage improvements will mean less disruption for people in the future.”

 

Councillor Davies added: “I want to thank everyone in advance for their patience and want to stress that any short-term inconvenience will be greatly outweighed by the long-term benefits.”

The resurfacing element of the £945,000 scheme will be funded by the council’s ‘primary route network’ resurfacing budget, and the drainage element will be funded by a range of sources, including the Environment Agency, Anglian Water and county council funding.

For up-to-date information about this and other major highways projects, visit the council website here.