Three overnight Lincoln road closures set for this month

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Night time roadworks have been set for Melville Street, St. Swithin’s Square and Bank Street in Lincoln during the middle of April.

The works, which are expected to last for two weeks, will start on Monday, April 15.

Contractors will be on site Monday to Friday from 7:30pm to 6am.

Below is a list of dates and locations for the closures:

  • Melville Street (northbound only) – Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April
  • St Swithin’s Square / Bank Street – Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 April

The diversion route for the Melville Street closure will be via Portland Street / East-West Link / Ropewalk / University Bridge / Newland / Mint Street / Silver Street.

The diversion route for the St. Swithin’s / Bank Street closure will be via Portland Street / East-West Link / Ropewalk / University Bridge / Newland / Mint Street / Silver Street / Free School Lane.

Diversion route map: LCC

Buses and train station traffic will follow the same diversion but be diverted onto Wigford Way and St Mary’s Street after Newland.

Lincolnshire County Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “As part of these improvements, we’ll be rebuilding sections of road that are worn out and nearing the end of their serviceable life.

“Due to the nature of the works, there will inevitably be some temporary disruptions. However, we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise these – including scheduling the works overnight to lessen the impact for road users and making sure we’re not working over Easter weekend.

“We ask for your continued patience while these works are carried out. These works are not only essential to keeping Lincoln’s road network up and running, but also ensuring smoother, safer journeys for everyone traveling on it.”