Upgrade for Metheringham train crossing means road closure
The Blankney level crossing in Metheringham is set to be upgraded with new, modern barriers.
But the work means around two weeks of road closures.
Work will start on the Blankney level crossing at Station Road and Moor Lane this weekend – ready for a full upgrade later this year.
The work at Metheringham will see a building on the corner of the level crossing demolished.
It is so the crossing gates can be removed and replaced with modern, lifting barriers later in the year.
It is part of a project to improve rail links from Peterborough to Doncaster via Lincoln.
Network Rail is making improvements to level crossings along the route to ensure safety.
It is because upgrading the line could allow for faster, quieter trains, passing through more often.
Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail said: “We are upgrading the level crossing at Metheringham as part of our work to improve the GNGE line.
“Once completed, the old crossing gates will be replaced with lifting, modern barriers and warning systems of the highest safety standards.
“To complete the work we need to widen the road and undertake ground work which means the road will be closed to vehicles.”
He added: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank local people for their patience during the works.”
The road closure will affect the area between the entrance to Metheringham station and the entrance to Moorland Industrial Park, starting at 8pm on Friday 5 October and finishing at 6.30am on Monday 21 October.
There will be a diversion in place for vehicles.