Transport

Drivers in two villages near Lincoln will face a fortnight of night-time road closures due to roadworks starting next week.

Sections of the A158 Wragby Road between Sudbrooke and Stainton will be resurfaced and repairs are expected to take two weeks.

Work will start on Monday, May 10 to resurface damaged sections of the road between the junction with Scothern Lane and the junction with Stainton Lane.

The road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am whilst work takes place.

The road will be reopened to traffic during the day, with access maintained for residents at all times.

Traffic will be diverted as follows:

  • Vehicles under 4.8m tall: via A158, A46, B1202 and A158, and vice versa
  • Vehicles over 4.8m tall: via A158, A46, B1225, A157 and A158, and vice versa, in order to avoid a low bridge in Market Rasen

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Whilst we’ll always try to keep disruption caused by our roadworks to a minimum, I appreciate that even overnight works will affect some residents. Please bear with us whilst we work to improve Lincolnshire’s roads.”

Paramedics, firefighters and police were called to a collision on a busy Skegness Road on Thursday.

Hoylake Drive was closed after the crash, involving two vehicles, at the junction with Brancaster Drive at 8.21am

It happened in the morning and involved a grey Ford Transit van and a red Ford B-Max people carrier.

One of the vehicles involved.

Firefighters attended and released a man from the B-Max car, though it is unclear if anyone involved has suffered any injuries at the time of publishing.

The road remained open for local access only before reopening at 10am.

The incident is very close to Roman Bank, where major roadworks are taking place, causing the street to be closed.


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Essential repair works on a level crossing at the A17 will take place next month to ensure train services can still run safely and reliably, with road closures and train timetable changes in place.

Network Rail will carry out the work at Swineshead level crossing on the busy A17 road, starting on Saturday, May 8.

The road surface at the crossing, as well as the track and ballast, were fully replaced in December, but the formations underneath the new concrete slabs have moved and work must be done to prevent damage and disruption.

In order for the work to take place safely, the section of the A17 covering the level crossing at Swineshead will be closed from 7pm on Saturday, May 8 until 7am on Monday, May 10.

As well as this, there will be changed to East Midlands Railway services on Sunday, May 9.

Replacement bus services are in place between Grantham and Boston, to connect train services between Nottingham and Grantham and then Boston and Skegness.

Passengers who need to travel during this time are being advised to check their journey via National Rail enquiries or with their train operator.

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