October 6, 2020 3.22 pm This story is over 37 months old

Fly over Lincoln Eastern Bypass as it takes shape

It’s set to open by the end of the year

A new drone video takes you on a flyover of the new Lincoln Eastern Bypass as work continues to take shape ahead of its completion later this year.

The £120 million single carriageway bypass will start at a new roundabout on the A15 Sleaford Road and finish at the A158 Wragby Road.

There is more work to be done in the coming months, including putting the finishing touches to the River Witham viaduct and a new bridge spanning over the Lincoln to Market Rasen rail line in Greetwell.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Work to build Lincoln’s new bypass is continuing to progress well, but there’s still a fair bit left to do before the road is ready to open later this year.

“Over the next couple months, the team will be working hard to finish installing new drainage and kerbing across the entire route, as well as laying road surfacing, painting white lines, installing road signs and landscaping.

“The focus will also be on putting the finishing touches on two of the scheme’s biggest pieces of infrastructure – the new River Witham Viaduct and the new bridge spanning over the Lincoln to Market Rasen rail line in Greetwell.

“Both of these massive structures are coming along well, and I think people will be really impressed when they’re finally able to drive over both of them.”

Lincolnshire county councillor, Richard Davies, executive member for highways. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

In addition, a series of weekend road closures will continue on Greetwell Road on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 10 to Monday, October 12
  • Saturday, October 17 to Monday, October 19
  • Saturday, October 24 to Monday, October 26

The works are scheduled to begin at 6am on Saturday morning and will end at 6am Monday morning.

The diversion route will be via Outer Circle Road/Bunkers Hill/A158 Wragby Road/Kennel Lane/Hawthorn Road/Croft Lane/Church Lane /Fiskerton Road, and vice versa.