Resurfacing works set for Longdales Road

A programme of patching and resurfacing works will be carried out on Longdales Road in Lincoln from tomorrow.

Road closures and temporary traffic lights will cause some disruption for drivers in the Ermine south area of the city at points over the coming weeks.

Work to patch up potholes will be carried out near the entrance/exit of Bishop Grosseteste University, on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22.

Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Longdales Road from 7pm to 6am over both evenings.

The contractor will then return on Tuesday, April 23 for two weeks, to reconstruct the full extent of Longdales Road.

These will take place during the day under a 24/7 eastbound road closure (the road will remain open to westbound traffic), with the exception of the final two days of work.

These will be carried out under a full daytime road closure, from 8am to 6pm, so that the final surface course can be laid and road markings reinstated, Lincolnshire County Council said.

The diversion route for the one-way closure and two full closures will be via Nettleham Road / A15 Lincoln Bypass / Riseholme Road, and vice versa.

In addition, Ravendale Drive will be closed during the full road closure to allow a safe working space. A local diversion will be in place.

Ravendale Drive will also be closed

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We’ve decided to carry out an initial two evenings of patching work so that the worst sections of Longdales Road are made safe in time for the Lincoln 10K on Sunday, April 7.

“We’d have liked to have had the whole road fully rebuilt in time for this year’s race, but, due to a combination of contractor availability and other works happening on the network, it just wasn’t possible.

“Instead, we’ll be returning to Longdales Road during mid/late April to reconstruct the whole of it since the road’s surfacing is nearing the end of its serviceable life.

“I want to thank everyone for bearing with us during these works and want to reassure residents and road users that we’ll be doing everything we can minimise disruption during both sets of works.”

Longdales Road has long been a bugbear for road users, with may flagging the road as a pothole hotspot.