Branston weekend road closures lifted for three weeks

Weekend road closures on the B1188 Lincoln Road in Branston will be lifted for three weeks as works are ahead of schedule.

As previously reported, this phase of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass works saw a section of the B1188 closed last month.

It was due to be closed to all vehicles from 6.30pm on Fridays until 6am on Mondays over 11 weekends between January 18 and April 1.

Due to the progress of the works on the road between Canwick and Branston, the consecutive weekend road closures will no longer be in operation for the following weekends: March 1-4, March 8-11, March 15-18. The road will remain open on these dates.

However, the final two weekend closures on March 22-25 as well as March 29 to April 1 will still go ahead as planned.

Lincolnshire county councillor, Richard Davies, at the Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction site. Picture: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Executive Member for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Richard Davies, said: “I’m glad to say that the site team has been able to finish up some of the weekend works on Lincoln Road in Branston quicker than expected.

“As a result, the next three weeks of weekend closures won’t be happening, meaning Lincoln Road will be fully open as normal on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

“The final two weekend closures, on 22-25 March and 29 March to 1 April, will still go ahead as planned so road users should plan their journeys accordingly.

“I want to thank everyone for remaining patient during these and all of our other Lincoln Eastern Bypass works.”

Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Picture: Lincolnshire County Council.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass – earthworks contract

Seven companies showed interest in taking over the earthworks contract on the project following the collapse of previous subcontractor Hawk Plant Ltd in January.

Galliford Try, the main contractor for the highways scheme, put out the work to tender following the collapse of Hawk Plant Ltd.

Companies were given until February 15 to submit a bid to deliver the earthworks. When The Lincolnite asked the county council if a firm had been appointed for the earthworks, it was told no decision had yet been made.