Final Lincoln Eastern Bypass roundabout complete

Washingborough Road is finally back open after the completion of the work on the last of four new roundabouts on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Work started on Washingborough Road in February and it was initially due to reopen in July, but this was then delayed until the back end of August.

The new Washingborough Road roundabout is ready and can now be used, meaning traffic going into the village can now go left again at the bottom of Canwick Hill.

Work started on Washingborough Road in February and was completed in late August. Photo: Kurnia Aerial Photography for LCC

The overall Lincoln Eastern Bypass will be late after it was revealed earlier this summer that the project, which was meant to be completed in spring 2020, then autumn, will now be finished “by the end of the year”. The budget had also already been increased from £99 million to £120 million, but it will still be a single carriageway.

Karen Cassar, Assistant Director for Highways at the county council, said: “People in and around Lincoln will be very happy to know that Washingborough Road is now back open and our final new Lincoln Eastern Bypass roundabout is complete.

“Over the past seven months, the team has worked hard to get this new roundabout built. Not only did we lower the road by about 1.5m, but the team also installed new drainage, street lighting and kerbs – in addition to building the roundabout itself.

“The focus now is on getting the new River Witham viaduct and the scheme’s other major structures complete ahead of opening the new bypass by the end of this year.”

The new Washingborough Road roundabout is ready and can now be used. Photo: Kurnia Aerial Photography for LCC

When it opens later this year, the 7.5km stretch will connect the A15 near Bracebridge Heath to the A158 Wragby Road.

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