Works to increase safety and replace worn out carriageway between Brigg and Caistor will start next week.
The start date for the project is Monday 22 March, with the scheme expected to last for fifteen weeks, Monday to Friday (subject to suitable weather).
Karen Cassar, Assistant Director – Highways, said: "This stretch of road is an accident hotspot, with 11 collisions resulting in injury taking place over the past five years.
"Using the funding we were awarded from central government's Safer Roads Fund, we'll be carrying out major improvements to the A1084 starting next month to increase safety along this dangerous stretch of road.
"As part of the project, we'll be digging up two and a half miles of road and using 15,000 tonnes of tarmac and other materials to fully rebuild it – leading to smoother and safer journeys for drivers.
"We'll also be upgrading skid resistance; installing rumble strips; building a pedestrian crossing, layby and footway near Caistor Lakes Leisure Park on the A1084 Brigg Road; and implementing new speed limits."
As part of the works, overnight closures of the A1084 will be in place from 7pm to 6am.
The scheme will be carried out in two phases:
Phase 1 – Monday 22 March to Saturday 24 April
- Road reconstruction works on a section of A1084 between Brigg and Bigby
- Diversion via A1173 & A46 junction / A46 / A18 (Brigg) / A1084, and vice versa
Phase 2 – Monday 26 April to Saturday 3 July
- Road reconstruction works on a section of the A1084 between Bigby and Searby, and on two sections of the A1084 in Caistor, between Caistor Lakes Leisure Park and East High Street, and at the A1084/A1173/A46 junction
- Construction of a pedestrian crossing, lay-by and footway near Caistor Lakes Leisure Park on Brigg Road (A1084)
- Footway resurfacing and kerbing replacement at the A1084/A1173/A46 junction
- From Monday 26 April to Monday 10 May and from Saturday 22 May to Saturday 3 July: Diversion via A1173 & A46 junction / A46 / B1205 / B1434 / A1084 & B1434 junction, and vice versa.
- From Tuesday 11 May to Friday 21 May: Diversion via A1173 and A46 junction / A46 / B1434 / A1084 & B1434 junction, and vice versa.
Access for residents and emergency services will be maintained throughout the project.
Karen Cassar added: "Because this is such a big project, there will inevitably be some disruption. However, we will do our best to keep this to a minimum, including carrying the works out overnight to keep people moving in the day and maintaining access for residents throughout the project."
This scheme is part of central government's larger Safer Roads Fund programme, which looks at improving safety on some of the country's riskiest roads.
Lincolnshire County Council, along with North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council, were awarded £4.6m in funding from government's larger Safer Roads Fund programme in 2018 towards improvements to the following sections of road:
- A18 between the A16 and the County Boundary (in partnership with NE Lincs)
- A1084 between Caistor and Brigg (in partnership with North Lincolnshire)
- A631 between Bishop Bridge and Middle Rasen
- A631 between Louth and Middle Rasen
Nationwide, the Department for Transport's £175m Safer Roads Fund will be used to improve safety along 50 of the riskiest stretches of council-managed A-roads in the country, as identified by the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) and The RAC Foundation in 2016.
For up-to-date information about this and other roadworks, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.