A series of major highways works will take place in Grantham this year.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We’ve listened to residents’ concerns about the road network in Grantham and, as a result, we’re investing nearly £4 million towards improvements in and around town this year.
“Not only will we be fully reconstructing several major roads throughout town, including sections of Dysart Road and Gonerby Road, but we’ll also be building three brand-new pedestrian crossings to make it safer and easier for people to get around on foot or by cycle.
“This is on top of the standard maintenance and repairs we carry out throughout the year. Needless to say, Grantham will be a hive of civil engineering and road improvements this year.”
Below is a list of major road project planned for Grantham in 2024*:
- Reconstruction of sections of High Street, Great Gonerby and Gonerby Road, Grantham
- Construction of a new High Street, Great Gonerby pedestrian crossing
- Reconstruction of Dysart Road
- Reconstruction of Alma Park Road
- Construction of a new Greenhill Road / Barrowby Road pedestrian crossing
- Construction of a new Barrowby Road / Poplar Farm pedestrian crossing
In addition to these works, two district council-led Towns Fund projects are planned for the town centre, along with the ongoing developer-led works at Barrowby Road.
*Specific dates and traffic management details for each project are still being finalised and will be shared closer to each scheme’s start date. However, a combination of lane closures, temporary traffic signals and daytime/night-time road closures will be in place as needed.
Cllr Davies added: “There’s no doubt that these works will cause a fair bit of disruption, but I want to assure everyone that we’ll be doing everything we can to keep this to a minimum. This includes planning each project as efficiently as possible and using the least disruptive traffic management measures we can, while also ensuring the safety of the teams carrying out each set of improvements.
“Elsewhere in town, the Grantham Southern Relief Road project team will continue working hard throughout 2024, with a focus on building the new bridge over the River Witham and East Coast Main Line.
“These town centre improvements and relief road works are all part of a multi-million pound investment into Grantham that will help ensure the longevity of travel and transport through town for years to come.
“In the meantime, we encourage everyone in Lincolnshire to share their ideas and comments about how we can improve local roads to their local county councillor, who can then pass these through the proper channels with a view to getting them added to our programme of future works.”
For more information about major highways projects taking place throughout Lincolnshire, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects.