November 11, 2019 4.54 pm This story is over 31 months old

A46 crash hotspot to get new roundabout as inquiry dropped

All complaints have been withdrawn, so the project can move on

An inquiry into the proposed roundabout at the A46 Welton/Dunholme junction has been dropped after all objections to the Lincolnshire County Council scheme were withdrawn.

The project is set to start next summer and will take between nine months to a year to complete.

It’s hoped that the project will make the stretch of road safer, in response to a number of accidents reported on the current junction.

Plans for the new A46 roundabout, Lincolnshire County Council

Karen Cassar, Assistant Director for highways at the county council, said: “Following ongoing discussions with Western Power and Premier Housing, I’m happy to announce that all objections to the A46 Dunholme/Welton roundabout scheme have been withdrawn.

“As a result, the Department for Transport has decided to cancel this week’s public inquiry.

“With all the objections removed, our hope is that Central Government confirms the legal orders for the project in the near future.

“The project is set to start next summer and will take between nine and twelve months to complete.

“When finished, the new roundabout and realigned A46 will be much safer and more reliable for anyone traveling this route.”

The A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout project will be part-funded using the £2m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from tranche 2 of its National Productivity Investment Fund.

The remaining funding for the construction of the scheme will come from a combination of third party contributions and the county council.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred to an improvements scheme at the A46 Riseholme and Nettleham roundabouts. The inquiry did not relate to this project and The Lincolnite apologises for the error.