June 12, 2020 4.04 pm This story is over 24 months old

Fortnight of disruption set for Skellingthorpe Road

Works to new development drainage

Drivers in Lincoln will face a fortnight of disruption due to a 24/7 road closure on the B1378 Skellingthorpe Road for drainage works.

The road between the junction and Tritton Road will be closed between Monday, June 15 to Friday, June 26.

Lincolnshire County Council said the closure was required by developer Chestnut Homes to connect the sewer from the Westbrooke Road development, which will include 23 homes at the former site of Usher School, to the main sewer.

The works by Anglian Water were originally planned to take place in April, but were postponed by the contractor due to the coronavirus outbreak.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Our teams are due to carry out essential work to repair a water pipe on Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln.

“Work is due to begin on Monday, June 15 for approximately two weeks with a full road closure in place for the safety of both our teams and the local road users.

“There will be a diversion in place, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding while we complete these vital repairs.”

The road closure will also cause disruption to some local bus routes. Service 6 and 9 will be diverted.

  • Service 6 Outbound – normal route to Dixon Street then divert via Tritton Road to Skellingthorpe Road to pick up normal route. Boultham Park Road and Skellingthorpe Road (between the ‘Junction’ and Tritton Road) will not be served
  • Service 9 Inbound – normal route then divert via Tritton Road to Dixon Street to pick up normal route. Skellingthorpe Road (between Tritton Road and the ‘Junction’) and Boultham Park Road will not be served
  • Service 19 – the 7.52am Skellingthorpe to Lincoln bus will be unable to serve the ‘Junction’. The 3.05pm Lincoln to Skellingthorpe bus will divert via Moorland Avenue and Tritton Road to pick up normal route