Lincoln road closures in the New Year

Road closures have caused disruption this year and there is yet more to come in 2019.

The Lincolnite has compiled a guide of the main road closures in the city to look out for in the New Year.

Brayford level crossing

The Brayford level crossing will close from January 2, 2019 until February 18, 2019. Photo: The Lincolnite

The Brayford Wharf East level crossing will close for over six weeks from next month as the project to install a new footbridge continues.

It will temporarily close to pedestrians and cyclists from January 2 and February 18, 2019.

The closure is necessary to allow piling and work on the barriers and road traffic lights to take place safely. During the closures pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use the level crossing at High Street or the footbridge in the University.

Brayford roads closed to drivers on October 29 as work finally began after delays on the new footbridge over the level crossing.

Road closures are due to be in place for around six months until May 6.

During the closure pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use the level crossing at High Street or the footbridge in the University.


Lincoln Eastern Bypass – Branston

The road will close for 11 weekends as part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass works

The next phase of Lincoln Eastern Bypass works will see a section of the B1188 close for 11 weeks.

Lincoln Road Branston will be closed to all vehicles between 6.30pm on Friday until 6am on Monday over 11 weekends between January 18 and April 1.

It’s described as a full hard closure, which means even emergency vehicles will not be permitted through the road blocks.

From Monday, December 10, Lincolnshire County Council also closed Bloxholm Lane to allow for earthworks along the bypass route. It isn’t expected to reopen again until December 2019, when the new Sleaford roundabout is complete.


Lincoln Eastern Bypass – Bracebridge Heath

Bloxholm Lane will close for twelve months

A road in Lincoln is set to be closed off for the next year as part of ongoing construction of the eastern bypass.

Bloxholm Lane will be close from Monday, December 10 to allow for continued earthworks across the bypass route.

It is expected to reopen again to motorists in December 2019, when the Sleaford Road roundabout is completed.


Lincoln Eastern Bypass – Heighington

Heighington Road will be closed for almost a year due to further work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

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

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


Ropewalk lane closures

Traffic lights on Ropewalk in Lincoln

Traffic lights at the St Marks retail park and the University of Lincoln car park will be replaced in February, leading to four weeks of additional road works.

Work is set to start on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Although Ropewalk will remain open to traffic throughout the project, temporary lane closures will be in place.

In addition, traffic will be stopped from turning right out of The Sidings (the access road to St Marks retail park) with those wishing to travel towards the High Street being diverted via the nearby roundabout and back on to Ropewalk.

Similarly, vehicles leaving the university car park will be prevented from turning right and will be diverted towards the High Street.

Traffic heading south will be directed to continue along the High Street, whereas those going north will be diverted along the East-West Link Road to Pelham Bridge.


No right turn on Newland until 2019

As reported this summer the left-hand lane of Newland on the junction with Carholme Road will be closed until 2019.

The closure started in July and until it reopens motorists will not be able to make right turns into The Avenue. Instead cars will have to follow a diversion via Carholme and Long Leys Road.

The road is being closed to accommodate deliveries on the new Viking House student development and will not reopen until the work is complete.