Lincoln A46 roundabout works begin

A lane closure and temporary speed limit will be in place from today due to repair work on the A46 between Carholme and Riseholme roundabouts.

Work is taking place to repair structural damage on a small section of the carriageway on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.

The repairs on the northbound inside lane would ordinarily have taken place over a number of nights and with a full road closure.

However, due to the decrease in traffic on Lincolnshire’s roads of up to 60%, work will instead take place during the day with a lane closure and temporary speed limit in place.

A46 Riseholme roundabout improvement works

The A46 Riseholme roundabout improvement works will resume in the week commencing May 4 after being on hold last month due to the coronavirus crisis. The improvement project will cost £4.2 million.

A combination of narrowed lanes, temporary traffic signals, speed reductions and road closures near the roundabout will be used throughout the works.

A17/A153 Sleaford Rugby Club Junction

Meanwhile, another major road project at the A17/A153 Sleaford Rugby Club Junction will begin in the week commencing May 25 after also being on hold.

The team will begin setting up at the site compound during the week of May 11 ahead of breaking ground two weeks later.

There will be a combination of lane closures, temporary traffic signals and night-time road closures on the A153 and the A17 rugby club junction slip road.

The following traffic management will also be in place throughout the entire project:

  • Closure of eastbound A17 ‘exit’ slip lane with a diversion via the Kirkby la Thorpe exit and back onto the A17 and access the A153 and Sleaford via the westbound slip lane
  • Right-turn ban off of the A153 onto the A17 with a diversion via the Parkway Roundabout and back along the A153

The Lincoln Eastern Bypass and second phase of the Grantham Southern Relief Road are also continuing to progress.

The council is still expecting to start building the Spalding Western Relief Road and a new roundabout at the A46/Lincoln Road junction near Welton later this year.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Despite the unprecedented situation we’re currently in, we can now safely carry on with improving these two key junctions in Lincoln and Sleaford.

“Since suspending works at Riseholme Roundabout and postponing the start of our Sleaford Rugby Club junction improvement due to uncertainty caused around the coronavirus pandemic, the contractors for both schemes have now identified systems of work to keep crew members at a safe working distance from each other This means they can safely carry out both projects while adhering to national guidance.”

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