More traffic management details for Newland works released

A map of the area for Newland's major improvements.

The project team has now confirmed further details of the project, which is due to start on Monday 15 April.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “This massive infrastructure project will no doubt cause disruption in Lincoln city centre. But it’s important to remember that these works are absolutely essential to keeping the city’s road network up and running and that some short-term pain will be outweighed by the benefits the scheme will bring.

“The on-site team will be doing all they can to ensure the works are carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible, without sacrificing the safety of residents, commuters or the workforce.”

Below are the traffic management details that have been confirmed to date:

  • A 24/7 westbound closure of Newland will be used as needed throughout the project, between Wigford Way and The Avenue, for footway, kerbing, drainage and signal works
    • The main diversion route for the westbound closure will be via East West Link, Tentercroft Street, Rope Walk and Brayford Way
  • Vehicles will still be able to travel eastbound along Newland; however, temporary traffic signals will be used as needed
  • Vehicles will be able to access Lucy Tower Street and the car park by travelling eastbound along Newland
  • To minimise disruption to the travelling public and to allow safe working space for the site team, road surfacing works will be carried out at night, between 7pm and 6am (weekday evenings), under a full road closure
  • Advance Road Closure warning signs will be erected on-site two weeks prior to the start of any of road closures.

And, as part of the project, the following improvements will be carried out:

  • Full reconstruction of the carriageway along Newland, between Mint Street and Carholme Road junction – along with part of Wigford Way, Mint Lane and Lucy Tower Street
  • Replacing the traffic signals at the Lucy Tower Street/Newland junction and at the Carholme Road/Brayford Way junction
  • Replacing kerbs and footways that have started to deteriorate
  • Repair work to the county council’s highways drainage system

Cllr Davies added: “These works will not only result in smoother journeys along Newland and the surrounding area, but they’ll also help alleviate standing water in the area when it rains.

“We’ll also be replacing two of Lincoln’s most-used sets of traffic signals. Not only will the new ones be extra low voltage, meaning a reduced carbon footprint and lower power consumption, but they’ll also include newer detection technology to help ensure the signals keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible.”

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Published: 27th March 2024