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Structural works have begun on the site of the new state-of-the-art Lincoln bus station, with the first steel frame lowered into place.

The new station will form part of the city’s £30 million Transport Hub which will also include a 1,000 space multi-storey car park and a pedestrian plaza to connect it to the train station and the city centre.

Kate Ellis and Maria Clayton from City of Lincoln Council and Adrian Coleman from Wilmott Dixon affix the bus station’s first steel column to the floor.

The new bus station is expected to be open by December 2017, with the full Transport Hub scheme complete by February 2018.

Kate Ellis and Maria Clayton from City of Lincoln Council and Adrian Coleman from Wilmott Dixon affix the bus station’s first steel column to the floor.

Led by City of Lincoln Council, the transport hub is being delivered in partnership with the Department for Transport, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), Lincolnshire Co-op and Network Rail, working with East Midlands Trains and Lincolnshire County Council.

Kate Ellis, Strategic Director of Major Developments at City of Lincoln Council, said: “The project is on schedule and progressing incredibly well. The steelwork started today will be completed in May and then the remainder of the structure will emerge.”

“The much anticipated Transport Hub is now starting to come alive and will be the jewel in the crown for this part of the city. It has already been the catalyst for much growth in Lincoln as a whole and is contributing to a very exciting time for the city.”

Steel frames have been erected on the site of the new Lincoln bus station.

Work is also continuing on the new 1,000 space car park in place of the former city bus station.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Volunteers from the University of Lincoln have been cleaning out Brayford Pool today.

In the annual Brayford Clean Up event on March 30 a number of students helped to pull litter out of the water.

Last year students found trolleys and traffic cones in the water.

Tasnim Hassan, Vice President Welfare and Community officer at Lincoln Students’ Union said: “This is our fifth year of doing this and we have definitely had an amazing student turn out.”

Students from the University of Lincoln clean up Brayford Pool.

In previous years volunteers have found trolleys, traffic cones and barriers in Brayford Pool.

Amazing turn out for fifth annual Brayford Clean Up

She added: “We’ve recruited more people as it’s been going on, more people are coming up every hour.”

The team pulled out a number of traffic cones from the water as well as barriers and multiple items of clothing.

More than 5,500 runners are getting ready for the Lincoln 10K 2017 which takes place on Sunday April 2 at 11am.

Organised by Run for All and the Asda Foundation, the race returns to Lincoln for the 21st time from Yarborough Leisure Centre and is one of the best attended races in the region.

The action will begin at 11am on April 1 with the Arena Group Lincoln Mini and Junior Runs where hundreds of children will be taking part.

Sold out

Entries to run in the races have now sold out with over 5,500 runners taking part.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Spectators can watch the race from the roundabout at the junction of Riseholme Road and Newport and along these roads. The Longdales Road and Nettleham Road roundabout are also great places to view the race from.

Lincoln City’s bosses Danny and Nicky Cowley were keen to wish all those taking part the very best of luck.

Danny said: “I know the City of Lincoln 10K always generates a fantastic atmosphere. Good luck to everyone taking part and whatever your targets for the day I hope you smash them.”

Nicky said: “Thousands of people will be on the streets of Lincoln for this excellent event and I’m sure it will be a wonderful day for all involved. Good luck to all the runners, particularly those who are taking on the challenge to support the vital work of some outstanding charities.”

The route

The race begins on Riseholme Road and finishes next to Lincoln Cathedral.

The race will finish at Lincoln Cathedral.

Some runners will be raising money for charities including the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Braintrust, The Mayor’s Appeal Fund, Framework, Cerebral Palsy Sport and LIVES.

Road closures

Some roads in Lincoln will be closed during the event, between 4pm on the Saturday and 4pm on the Sunday.

A list of the Lincoln 10K road closures on Sunday, April 2

For more information visit the Run for All website.

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