Electrical works cause traffic chaos through Bracebridge Heath

Temporary traffic lights are causing bumper to bumper queues in the Bracebridge Heath area due to electrical works being carried out by Western Power Distribution.

Drivers have reported significant delays during rush hour and hill-start issues on Cross O’Cliff Hill. It is part of Western Power Distribution’s £7 million investment programme to improve power supplies for more than 44,000 people in and around Lincoln, which started in January 2020.

Two-way traffic signals are in place on the A15 London Road in Bracebridge Heath while Western Power Distribution completes excavation works. The excavation works are for what is described as “single 33kv electrical circuit tranching”.

Delays are likely to continue until February 14, according to roadworks.org, and it is causing queuing traffic with reports of lorries and wagons getting stuck and stalling on the hill.

AA Traffic states that there are temporary traffic signals on the A15 both ways at Cross O’Cliff Court.

Works by Western Power Distribution will see the installation of 18km of new cable in the South Park, Moorland Avenue, Tritton Road, Bracebridge Heath and Waddington areas of Lincoln.

It previously said that some road closure and traffic restrictions would be necessary while the scheme is in progress. Most of the work on the project will take place between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, but some will be carried out at night or weekends to minimise disruption for road users.

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