Major A17 improvements planned start in September


Works to reconstruct the section of A17 between Beckingham and Leadenham will start on Monday 12 September.

The total programme of works is expected to last for up to three and half months, subject to weather. There will likely be a break in the works during the Christmas period.

As part of the scheme, the A17 between Sleaford Road in Beckingham to Leadenham Low Fields, will be closed overnight from 7pm to 6am, weekday nights only.

Please note that some weekend working will be required from 7pm Friday night until 6am on the following Monday morning. The proposed weekends are 30 September to 3 October; 7-10 October; and 14-17 October.

The diversion routes for the night-time closure will be:

  • A17 diversion: via the A46 to the Lincoln Eastern Bypass’s A15 Sleaford Road junction
  • Stragglethorpe Lane: south to Stubton Road / Brandon Road / Fenton Road-Sutton Road / A17
  • High Street: Lincoln Road / Marsh Lane / Broughton Road / Norton Disney Road / Norton Road-Newark Road / Coddington Lane-Stapleford Lane /A17 at Coddington
  • Newark Road: High Street / A607 / Church Lane-Hopyard Lane-Marsh Lane / High Street
Diversion route A17 Beckingham Diversion route A17 Beckingham
Diversion route Newark Road Diversion route Newark Road
Diversion route Stragglethorpe Lane and High Street Diversion route Stragglethorpe Lane and High Street

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: "The road surface on the A17 between Beckingham and Leadenham is starting to fail, so we're taking the opportunity to completely resurface this section.

"This will involve excavating the current carriageway and replacing it with 24,000 tonnes of tarmac and stone.

“While on-site, we’ll also be replacing some of the kerbs and footways here, as well as water-proofing Brant Broughton Bridge.”

The Brant Broughton Bridge works will be undertaken during the full weekend closures mentioned above.

Cllr Davies continued: “Following from this project, we’ll be heading back to the A17 next spring to rebuild the carriageway between Byards Leap and Holdingham Roundabout which is also showing signs of deterioration.

"We'll be doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum throughout all of these major A17 improvements, including maintaining access for residents and emergency services where it’s safe to do so.

“I want to want to thank everyone in advance for their patience.”

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Published: 12th August 2022