Manhole roadworks cause High Street disruption

Roadworks on Lincoln High Street have been causing disruption and delays this morning.

As previously reported, a section of lower High Street is closed during working hours for the next few days so that sunken manhole lids can be replaced.

Anglian Water started the roadworks on Sunday (February 17) to replace manhole covers on the road between the South Park roundabout and the junction with Bargate.

It has already caused disruption with traffic queuing up to near Aldi on Newark Road on Monday morning.

The teams will be working between 7.30am-5.30pm each day. The road will be closed for the entire period with the works expected to be completed by Wednesday, February 20.

The closure will be in place for the duration of the works as the tarmac and asphalt needs time to set so it can’t be removed for safety reasons.

During the works there will still be access to Bargate via Tealby Street and Sidney Street.

Anglian Water is advising customers to not park in the passing lanes that will be in place on these roads.

It is also affecting local bus routes – click here for more information about the diversions.