March 8, 2019 2.35 pm This story is over 61 months old

£4.6m investment to improve A46 roundabouts

The moves hope to increase capacity and shorten queues

More than £4.6 million is to be spent improving the A46 Nettleham Road Roundabout and the A46 Riseholme Roundabout if councillors give the go ahead on Monday.

Members of Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways committee will examine a series of road improvements around the county, including:

  • Additional lanes on all four approaches to the A46/A15 Riseholme Road Roundabout
  • An extra lane around the outside of the roundabout
  • Longer approach lanes on the entrances to the A46/A158 Nettleham Road Roundabout

Reports before the councillors next week outline a series of issues including congestion and queues around the county.

The A46/A15 Riseholme Road Roundabout has “exceeded its practical reserve capacity” say the report, with and the effect expected to become worse due to  developments in and around Lincoln.

Queues are also prevalent on the A46/A158 Nettleham Road Roundabout, due to “insufficient capacity at the A46/A15 junction.

“This lack of capacity is only to be exacerbated once the Lincoln Eastern Bypass (LEB) currently under construction is completed,” adds the report.

The councillors will also examine similar proposals along the A17 near Sleaford.

The scheme on the A17 are estimated to cost around £4,695,752.

The schemes will see funding from Lincolnshire County Council and a number of other funds and grants, as well as S106 developer contributions.

Councillors on Monday will be asked to approve the improvements along with the start of the contract tender process.