Work on A46 Riseholme roundabout restarts, but finish date delayed

Improvements to the A46 Riseholme roundabout in Lincoln have continued at a cost, with the completion date being pushed back to autumn.

The project was intended to be finished this summer, but due to a month-long shutdown in April the work has been delayed.

Over the course of the next few weeks, temporary traffic lights will be put in place to go alongside the temporary 30mph speed limit and lane narrowing.

On Tuesday, May 26, temporary two-way traffic signals will be in place at the roundabout’s southern arm on Riseholme Road, from 9pm to 6am for one week.

On Wednesday, June 10, temporary lights will be put up at all roundabout approaches for three evenings at the same times as before.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Our improvements at Riseholme Roundabout are continuing to progress in spite of the ongoing pandemic the country and world is continuing to deal with.

“Our contractor, Breheny, has identified new systems of working to keep crew members at a safe working distance from each other as they continue to improve the roundabout.”

Since starting work on the £4.2 million project in February, the site team has constructed manholes, installed street lighting, completed the main Anglian Water diversion, removed the existing islands at all roundabout approaches and built up two of the embankments.

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