Newland crossing works to cause nine days of disruption

Drivers in Lincoln will face over a week of disruption when a local pedestrian crossing is refurbished later this month.

Works will begin on the crossing outside Lincolnshire County Council’s offices on Saturday, October 19. It will see the current system replaced with new energy-efficient equipment.

Newland will be closed to westbound traffic at Orchard Street from October 19 until Monday, October 28. This will allow the work to take place safely.

Traffic will be diverted via the east/west link road and Brayford Bridge.

In addition, the eastbound side of Newland will be reduced to a single lane to protect the workforce and pedestrians whilst work is carried out on the footway.

The project is expected to be completed on Friday, November 1.

Anthony Gent, principal engineer – traffic signals, said: “The existing signal equipment is coming to the end of its life and it’s important that we get it replaced to avoid it failing.

“One of the benefits of the new signals is that they are much more energy efficient, which will help reduce our carbon footprint.

“We’ve decide to begin the works during half-term to minimise the disruption as far as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would advise motorists to use alternative routes where they can.”