September 16, 2020 5.07 pm This story is over 44 months old

Welton road to close for three months

Section will be fully reconstructed

Drivers in and around Lincoln will face 13 weeks of disruption and a full road closure from next month during the reconstruction of Lincoln Road in Welton.

Works to completely demolish a section of Lincoln Road between Honeyholes Lane and the A46 Welton Road will begin on Monday, October 5.

A full 24/7 road closure will be in place during the works on Lincoln Road, between Honeyholes Lane and the garage, car wash and car dealer.

The diversion route will be via Honeyholes Lane/Ryland Road/Lincoln Road Dunholme/A46, and vice versa.

Works will involve digging up 280m of old carriageway and fully rebuilding it with nearly 2,500 tonnes of new tarmac. When finished Lincoln Road Welton will be up to 2m higher in places so that it can tie into the new roundabout being built.

The works are part of the county council’s larger A46 Dunholme/Welton improvement project, which will see a new roundabout built to replace the current T-junction at the crash blackspot.

The whole A46 Dunholme/Welton improvement project is expected to complete next spring.

The diversion route for Lincoln Road, Welton. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways at the county council, said: “The team will also be working with Anglian Water and BT throughout the closure to divert a number of underground pipes and cables as part of the road reconstruction process.

“Like any major roadworks, there will inevitably be some disruption during these works, but we will do everything we can to keep this to an absolute minimum. This includes maintaining access to the garage, car wash and car dealer throughout the works.”

The scheme is being part-funded using the £2 million allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport. The remaining funding will come from a combination of third party contributions and the county council.