Lincoln Eastern Bypass
The Lincoln Eastern Bypass, backed by Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Enterprise and the three District Authorities (Lincoln City, West Lindsey and North Kesteven), provides the opportunity to improve Lincoln’s infrastructure and encourage growth.
The scheme aims to meet key County Council objectives including minimising traffic congestion, supporting Lincoln’s growth as a principal urban centre, and enhancing the inter-city environment.
After extensive public consultation Route Z was announced as the Preferred Route.
As a result of receiving £50M funding from Central Government in 2011, a planning application for a single carriageway was submitted in December 2012 and was granted in June 2013. Details of the planning application can be viewed online through Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning Portal.
To search for the planning application, once on the Planning Portal, after clicking on ‘Search for application details and decisions’ enter the keyword ‘bypass’ in the key word(s) box and this will take you to the application.
For information on the bid for funding from the Department for Transport please see the Lincoln Eastern Bypass Best and Final Bid page.
The bypass will serve as a step towards the completion of an eventual ring road around Lincoln, connecting the existing western and northern relief roads to the anticipated southern bypass.
Construction of the scheme is expected to start in Autumn 2014 and take 2 years to build.
Maps showing the route of the proposed Eastern Bypass are available from the Downloads section.
(Maps/Drawings reproduced from the 1996 OS Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (C) Crown Copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown Copyright and may lead to civil proceedings. OS LICENCE 100025370)
A Public Inquiry is being held at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln from 4 February 2014. For further information please see the Downloads section.
On Tuesday 11th February the Site Visit will Commence at 8.00am and The Inquiry will start at 2.00pm.
Published list of tenderers
The following suppliers, listed in alphabetical order, were successful in making it through to the tendering stage for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass Scheme. The closing date for tenders is Monday 7 April 2014:
- Balfour Beatty
- Galliford Try
- John Graham/ Farrans (JV)
The latest estimate indicates that the capital cost of the single carriageway scheme will be in the order of £96m, spread over 5 years.
Compulsory Purchase Order and Ancillary Orders for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.