Plans for a nine-month project to increase capacity and improve traffic flow in Sleaford have been uneveiled by the county council.
The project will ease congestion at Holdingham Roundabout and the Sleaford Rugby Club junction by increasing capacity and improving traffic flow in all directions.
Work on the rugby club junction is expected to start in April 2020 and is likely to last three months.
Once complete work will move onto Holdingham Roundabout with a view to completing the entire job by Christmas 2020.
As part of the works the following improvements will be made:
- Additional lanes at each approach to Holdingham Roundabout
- Traffic signals installed at Holdingham Roundabout on the A17 dual carriageway approach and the A15 western bypass approach
- New lanes installed on all approaches to the A17/A153 junction
- Traffic signals installed at the A17/A153 junction
The proposed £5 million scheme will be discussed at a meeting of the county council’s Highways and Transport Scrutiny Committee on Monday, March 11 with final approval to be given by executive councillors at a later date.
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “As it is now, traffic on both Holdingham Roundabout and at the Sleaford Rugby Club junction experience congestion at various times throughout the day, making it difficult for drivers to properly plan their journeys.
“As a result, we’ve carried out a number of traffic surveys looking into how we could ease some of that congestion as the number of vehicles on the road continues to grow each year.
“What we found was that a combination of adding new lanes and installing traffic signals is the most cost-effective and beneficial solution.”
Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: “The Sleaford Growth Project seeks to bring together a coherent package of projects over three distinct phases.
“A provisional growth deal allocation of £2 million is in place to support this initial infrastructure phase of the project, which will enable over 2,000 new jobs and around 1,700 new homes.”
When approved the scheme will be funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, North Kesteven District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Section 106 contributions.