Year-long road closure for new bypass bridge

Drivers in Lincoln will face almost a year of road closures and diversions due to further work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, including a new bridge.

Work on the Heighington Road section of Lincoln Eastern Bypass, including constructing the new 33m bridge above the new bypass route, will start on Tuesday, November 20 and is expected to take 11 months to complete.

Heighington Road diversion route. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

The diversion route for the closure will be via the B1188 to Washingborough Road to Church Hill to Heighington Road, and vice versa.

The diversion route will be amended while Church Hill is closed for unrelated utilities works from November 26 to December 21.

The amended route at this time will be via the B1188 to Washingborough Road to High St/Pitts Road to Canwick Rd/Heighington Road.

Executive Member for Highways, Councillor Richard Davies said: “This is one of the trickiest sections of the bypass, as the new road will need to cross under Heighington Road.

“To achieve this, we’ll be excavating 16m of rock and earth to reach the level of the new bypass before constructing a 33m overbridge above the new road to reconnect Heighington Road.

“This will be an intensive piece of work and will take nearly a year to complete, during which time Heighington Road will remain closed to traffic.

“We’re aware that this will be inconvenient for many, but it is an essential part of the bypass’s construction.

“We’ll do everything we can to minimise disruption during this closure, and appreciate your patience while these works are carried out.”