Lincoln Dixon Street works to end next month

Road closures on Dixon Street in Lincoln will be lifted next month after 12 weeks of bridge refurbishment works.

Drivers have been met with diversions in the Dixon Street and Boultham Avenue areas while contractors replaced concrete on the underside of the bridge and upgraded the pedestrian crossing.

The road will new be resurfaced before the carriageway can be opened again on Friday, October 12.

Lincolnshire County Council said the bridge has required more extensive repairs than previously thought, however additional staff have been brought in to keep the project on track.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “This has been a difficult project, but the team have risen to the challenge.

“The road is set to be resurfaced on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October, and, assuming the weather stays on our side and we’re not rained off, we should be in a position to re-open both Dixon Street and Boultham Avenue on the Friday evening.

“Following that, they will be some final works on the footways and bridge parapets, which may require temporary traffic lights at times. However, this will be limited to off-peak times, with the road unaffected during the morning and evening rush hours.

“We would like to thank the public for their ongoing patience while these vital works are carried out.

“While we realise that this has been a frustrating time for motorists, it will mean that the bridge won’t require further maintenance for years to come.”

For the latest news on roadworks across the county, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.