March 5, 2020 11.25 am This story is over 18 months old

Council to press ahead with £6m A46 roundabout plan

It’s set to get final backing from councillors

Council bosses are expected to press ahead with a roundabout plan on the A46 near Welton which will cost taxpayers nearly £6 million.

The scheme is set to get final backing from highways councillors next week and work will be pencilled in to start in the summer.

As part of the plan, the current t-junction at the A46 Welton/Dunholme will be replaced by a roundabout.

Plans for the new A46 roundabout, Lincolnshire County Council

It follows concerns over the frequency of crashes reported at the junction, which has become known as an accident blackspot.

The county council hopes the new £5.9 million roundabout will improve visibility and ease congestion, thus reducing the probability of crashes.

The project was given planning approval in February 2018 and avoided a public inquiry last year when objections were dropped against the plan.

Three parcels of land will be purchased by the county council in order to build the roundabout.

Some £2.9 million worth of funding from the Department for Transport, £2 million National Investment Funding and £1.1 million in section 106 agreements will be used to pay for the project.

The county council expects to start the scheme in July following purchase of land.

Councillors on the authority’s Highways and Transport committee will be asked to support the plan at a meeting on March 9.

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