More roadworks planned for Newark Road
Drivers face further disruption next week when resurfacing beings in Newark Road, close to the on-going ‘pinch point’ work.
From Wednesday, the road south of Lincoln will be reduced to one lane between its junctions with Hykeham Road and Doddington Road.
Highways managers are digging up the road to “prolong its life”, as it is severely worn.
It has been deliberately scheduled to coincide with the ‘pinch point’ work, which is seeing major repairs to Newark Road’s junctions with Hykeham Road, Rookery Lane and Brant Road.
Les Davies, Senior Project Leader at the County Council said: "We took the decision to combine a number of jobs – resurfacing Newark Road, improving the junctions on Brant and Hykeham Roads, and repairing Brace Bridge – into one. Doing it this way we will complete the work in half the time than it would have taken had the jobs been done separately. We are also taking the opportunity to do as much of the work as possible during the summer holiday period when the traffic is lighter.
"I am very sympathetic to anyone who has been inconvenienced by these works but I assure you that we are doing all we can to minimise disruption."
Traffic flow will be managed by people holding 'stop' and 'go' boards during the day. It will be controlled by traffic lights at night.
Letters are being sent to residents warning them about the disruption, although they will still be able to access their homes.