Major roadworks delayed as contractors shut down over coronavirus

Lincolnshire County Council contractors have shut down after “uncertainty” caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, leading to several major road projects being put on hold, but not the Lincoln bypass yet.

Eurovia and Breheny have both closed down their sites and will not begin new projects due to site safety, staffing and supply chains.

The latest news means the following works will be delayed:

  • A17/A153 Sleaford Rugby Club Junction – Due to start on Monday, April 6. Postponed until further notice
  • Brayford Way bridge maintenance and Campus Way resurfacing – Due to start on Monday, April 6. Pushed back to summer
  • A46 Riseholme roundabout improvements – previously underway, work has been suspended until further notice (narrowed lanes and speed restrictions will remain in place)

Lincolnshire County Councils executive member for Highways Richard Davies said: “I want to reassure residents that we will continue providing essential highway maintenance services during this trying time to keep the county’s roads safe for key workers and those making necessary journeys.”

He added that Lincoln Eastern Bypass and the second phase of Grantham Southern Relief Road are continuing to progress.

The next set of road closures for the LEP will be brought in from April 24-27 as the authority continues drainage, kerning and bridge decking works.

After an initial finish date of May 2020, due to contractor issues and wet weather, the bypass works were meant to be finished in the autumn, but it’s unclear now whether this is still possible.

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