A159 Scotter improvements set for completion next month

A159 resurfacing

Works to completely rebuild a section of the A159, between Laughton and Brigg Road, are set to end in mid-December.

Change made to the upcoming traffic management - 17/11/2020

Instead of using temporary traffic signals with a convoy vehicle on the A159 south of Scotter, two weeks of night-time road closures will be in place from Tuesday 17 November, 7pm to 6am, weekday evenings only.

The daytime A159 closure will continue as planned during this period. However, the road will re-open twice a day (6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm) to allow traffic through during peak times.

The diversion route will be via the B1400, B1205, A159, and vice versa. Local access will be maintained via a gatesperson at both ends of the works.

Cllr Clio Perraton-Williams, county councillor for Scotter Rural and executive support councillor for highways, said: "Unfortunately, the contractor's original traffic plan for this part of the project hasn't worked as expected, so we have had to agree to their suggestion of closing the A159 just south of Scotter overnight for two weeks.

"This will provide them with the ability to safely reconstruct the haunches at the side of the road here while continuing on with the rest of these improvements in the day. It will also ensure that we have this project completely finished before Christmas.

"This will cause disruption, so we've decided to re-open the road for two hours in the morning and evening when the A159 is at its busiest to help keep traffic moving – but this also means drivers must use the signed diversion at all other times.

"As before, those wanting to enter Scotter can continue to do so by simply speaking to a gatesperson, who will let you in when it is safe to do so.

"I want to thank everyone in advance for their continued patience."

A159 Scotter improvements set for completion next month - 13/11/2020

Cllr Clio Perraton-Williams, county councillor for Scotter Rural and executive support councillor for highways, said: "Works on this important £1 million improvement project are continuing to go well.

"In fact, since starting these works in October, the team has already laid nearly 5,000 tonnes of new road material through Scotter.

"And over the next three weeks, they'll be laying the final layer of new road surface in Scotter village while also carrying out improvements to a mile and a half stretch of the A159 south of the village, including laying 2,000 tonnes of material and replacing over 100 manhole covers and drainage grates."

Throughout the rest of the project, the following traffic management will be in place:

  • Temporary traffic signals, with a convoy vehicle, south of Scotter on the A159 (from Monday 16 November)
  • One-way system on Scotton High street, between Scotton and the A159 junction to Laughton (to minimise damage to the verges, as the area is registered as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust)
    • Residents requiring specific access between Scotton and the south end of Scotter are advised to travel via Northorpe and Blyton. All other users should follow the signed diversion route.
  • Daytime road closures, between Laughton and Brigg Road, from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
    • Diversion route via B1400, B1205, A159, and vice versa

Cllr Perraton-Williams continued: "I want to thank everyone for their patience while we continue to carry out these important improvements, which will make travelling in and around Scotter much safer and smoother."

Diversion Route - A159 Scotter

Diversion Route - A159 Scotter

For up-to-date information about this and other roadworks, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.

Published: 13th November 2020