Year-long lane closure for Lincoln student flats

Drivers will face a year long single lane closure in Lincoln due to an archaeological dig and construction of a student flats building from this weekend.

Due to works taking place on the site of the former NCP car park on Grantham Street, between Flaxengate and Swan Street, traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 10am on Sunday, August 12.

The lane will re-open in July 2019.

The closure, which has been agreed with Lincolnshire County Council Highways, is to allow access for delivery vehicles and archaeological and construction staff to the Grantham Street Scheme.

Once complete, the Grantham Street Scheme will feature one level of NCP car parking space open to the public and five floors of high-end student bedrooms.

Designs for the new building off Grantham Street

Whilst deliveries are loaded and unloaded in the area, drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes, with Swan Street remaining unaffected.

Traffic flow will be controlled by two-way signals in place on Flaxengate/ Grantham Street to allow safe passage of vehicles.

The Grantham Street scheme is being developed by Lincoln-based Jackson & Jackson Developments.

Photo: Daniel Ionescu for The Lincolnite

Director at Jackson & Jackson Developments, Dominik Jackson, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this road closure may cause to the public.

“As people may have noticed, we have begun works on the former NCP car park on Grantham Street. This initial stage of works is a large archaeological investigation, which our archaeological team has planned with the City Planning Authority.

“Once this stage is complete construction works will begin to allow us deliver more student beds for the growing student population in Lincoln.

“Please be assured we are working as quickly as possible to ensure minimal delays, so we thank the local community for their patience.”