A46 Riseholme roundabout improvements

The scheme has increased capacity and improve traffic flow at the A46 Riseholme roundabout.

As part of the project, an extra lane was added to the roundabout and new entrance and exit lanes were built.

In addition, the roundabout’s drainage system was rebuilt, new signs and lighting columns were installed and sections of the existing road were rebuilt to minimise future maintenance.

A46 Riseholme roundabout in numbers

360 Aerial photography of the A46 Riseholme roundabout

Aims and benefits

Now that the project is complete, these improvements will:

  • increase capacity and reduce congestion at Riseholme Roundabout
  • improve journey times and reliability along the route and in the surrounding area
  • future-proof the roundabout so it can support increased traffic growth resulting from new developments
  • increase safety for all road users

Cost and funding

The A46 Riseholme roundabout improvement project costed £4.2m and was funded via £2.4m from Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and £1.8m from an Integrated Transport Grant.

Timeline

  • March 2017: Greater Lincolnshire LEP funding secured
  • March 2019: Scrutiny committee and executive approval
  • January 2020: Construction work begins
  • April 2020: Works suspended due to coronavirus
  • May 2020: Breheny resumes work on-site
  • November 2020: Project complete