April 29, 2020 11.39 am This story is over 27 months old

A153 near Lincoln re-opens after sinkhole repair

Repair work has now been completed

The A153 between Tattershall and Billinghay has now re-opened after the county council completed repair work on a large sinkhole.

As previously reported, the road was closed on April 9 and re-opened later that day with temporary traffic lights, but it was fully closed again on April 14 after the condition of the road deteriorated.

It was closed due to a partially collapsed culvert just south of Tattershall Bridge.

A photo taken of the sinkhole over Easter weekend. Photo: Tony S

The county council was forced to warn people against ignoring road signs and abusing the workers during the closure, describing it as “unacceptable”.

The council confirmed that it re-opened the A153 at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, April 28 after repairs had been completed.

Works been done on the A153 over the weekend of April 25-26. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’ve reopened the A153 between Tattershall and Billinghay. Thank you to local residents for bearing with us, and to the team for their hard work repairing the road.”