Major improvements to B1174 in Great Gonerby and Grantham set for early May

Signs and cones on a road.

Works will see a new pedestrian crossing built and road reconstruction on the B1174.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “I’m really excited to start our year of Grantham area road improvements with a set of works on the B1174, which will start just after the first May bank holiday.

“These improvements will see the High Street section of the B1174 in Great Gonerby fully rebuilt from the ground up, with a full rebuild of a failing section of Gonerby Road immediately after. 

“And at the same time, we’ll be building the first of our new pedestrian crossings, part of our Community Crossings Initiative.

“This new puffin crossing, with six new traffic signal heads, is being built near the junction with Long Street in Great Gonerby – a very welcomed piece of infrastructure that residents will be excited to see.”

Cllr Alexander Maughan, county councillor for Hough, said: “Residents have been calling for an upgraded pedestrian crossing at Great Gonerby High Street for many years, so I’m really delighted that Lincolnshire County Council has heard our campaign and are able to deliver this investment for the village.

“I’m also grateful to the local parish council, who are supporting the scheme with a contribution.

“The new crossing with traffic lights will make a great improvement to pedestrian safety, both at peak school times and other times of the day where traffic is busy.

“I am also pleased that the county council is taking this opportunity to resurface the roads on the approach to the new crossing, which are in much need of repairs."

Dates and timeframes

Tuesday 7 May for up to four weeks

Traffic management

  • B1174 High Street
    • Night-time road closure from 630pm to 6am, weekday evenings only, from Tuesday 7 May for up to two weeks
    • Daytime temporary traffic signals from 6am to 630pm on weekdays and all-day weekend temporary signals from Monday 7 May for up to two weeks
    • 24/7 temporary traffic signals from Saturday 18 May for up to one week
  • B1174 Gonerby Road
    • Night-time road closure from 630pm to 6am, weekday evenings only, from Monday 20 May for up to two weeks

Location of works

  • B1174 High Street reconstruction – between Belton Lane and Church Lane
  • B1174 High Street pedestrian crossing – near the junction with Long Street
  • B1174 Gonerby Road reconstruction – between Cliffe Road and Hazlewood Drive

Diversion route

The diversion route for both sets of night-time closures will be via B1174 / A1 / A607 Harlaxton Road / A52 Sankt Augustin Way / B1174, and vice versa

Cllr Davies added: “These works will no doubt cause some disruption to locals and those passing through the area, but we’ll be doing everything we can to reduce this, including working as efficiently as possible and keeping noise to a minimum after 11pm.

“I want to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we start a year of major improvements to Grantham and its surrounding area’s road network.”

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Published: 27th March 2024