October 22, 2018 10.25 am This story is over 61 months old

Double Carholme Road closures this week

Works are expected to last for several months

A lane of Carholme Road up to the junction with Newland is closed to motorists from today until next year for a major student digs project at Viking House.

This is in addition to a week-long closure on Carholme Road west, outside the Winning Post petrol station.

The lane next to Viking House will temporarily reopen on November 21 to allow for additional Christmas traffic, but will close again on January 7 until the works are complete.

Diversions are in place for the left hand lane of Carholme Road, which is used by motorists to get onto the Brayford Way bridge.

Cars build up as lane closure is put in place. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The closure started on October 21 and will enable safe site access for construction of new student accommodation.

Viking House is being developed by Jackson & Jackson properties and will renovate a group of commercial buildings for student housing.

Impressions of how Viking House would look.

The development is currently in phase two after receiving planning permission from the City of Lincoln Council earlier this year.

It is being delivered by local construction company LGG Projects.

Developers are building new student accommodation. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Paul Jakuc, LGG Projects, said: “The road closures are necessary safety measures that need to be put in place until construction is complete.

“Once finished the development will significantly improve the entrance to the city and meet the accommodation demands for the increasing numbers of students coming to Lincoln.

“We are working as quickly as possible to ensure minimal delays and are working closely with the highways authority to ensure alternate routes are clearly signed.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause to the public and we thank them for their patience during this time.”

Temporary traffic signals will be in place on Carholme Road outside the Winning Post petrol station and Co-op store from next week. Photo: Google Street View

Works to install a new foul sewer connection at Carholme Road will been temporary traffic lights will be installed outside the Winning Post petrol station and Co-op store.

The lights will be in place from Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26 for a connection to the main sewer in the carriageway.

Elsewhere during half term, in the south of the city, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Tritton Road for the installation of a speed watch bay at the pedestrian crossing: