Final Lincoln Eastern Bypass closures planned

Diversion Route -  Phase 1 (LEB)
Diversion Route - Phase 1 (LEB)

Two weeks of works along the main Lincoln Eastern Bypass carriageway will start on Monday 10 May.

Karen Cassar, Assistant Director – Highways, said: "Since opening the new bypass last December, we've noticed a few small sections of road that aren't quite up to the standards we expect.

"Quality issues like these sometimes come up after laying final road surfacing in the cold, winter months, so we knew there was some risk when we opened the road last December. 

"As part of our contract with them, Galliford Try will be carrying out some final repairs next month, including minor resurfacing, kerbing, fence installation and white lining along the new road."

The works are expected to last for two weeks (subject to weather) and will be carried out under night-time road closures from 8pm to 6am to ensure the safety of road users and the workforce.

The works will be carried out in three phases, as outlined below:

Phase 1 – Wragby Road roundabout to Washingborough Road roundabout

  • Five evenings of night-time road closures, starting on Monday 10 May
  • No southbound access to bypass from Wragby Road roundabout and Hawthorn Road East (Cherry Willingham leg)
  • No access to Greetwell road roundabout and the bypass from either side of Greetwell Road
  • No northbound access to bypass from Washingborough Road roundabout
  • No access for pedestrians, cyclists and horses during closures
  • Diversion route for those using Greetwell Road to access Cherry Willingham and Fiskerton: Greetwell Road to B1308 Outer Circle Road to A1434 Wragby Road to A1434 Bunkers Hill to A158 Wragby Road East to Kennel Lane to Hawthorn Road to Croft Lane to Ancaster Close to Church Lane to Fiskerton Road to Greetwell Road, and vice versa
  • Diversion route for those using Lincoln Eastern Bypass: A1434 from Bunkers Hill south to South Park-Canwick Hill junction / B1188 to Washingborough Road junction / turn left onto the B1190 Washingborough Road / head east rejoin Lincoln Eastern Bypass at the new Washingborough Road Roundabout, and vice versa for traffic heading north.

Diversion Route -  Phase 1 (LEB) Diversion Route - Phase 1 (LEB)

Diversion Route - Phase 1 (Greetwell Road) Diversion Route - Phase 1 (Greetwell Road)

Phase 2 – Washingborough Road roundabout to A15 Sleaford Road roundabout

  • Five evenings of night-time road closures, starting on Monday 17 May
  • No southbound access to bypass from Washingborough Road roundabout
  • No access to Lincoln Road roundabout and the bypass from either side of Lincoln Road
  • No northbound access to bypass from A15 Sleaford Road roundabout
  • No access for pedestrians, cyclists and horses during closures
  • Diversion route for those using B1188 Lincoln Road to access Branston: B1188 to B1178 to Sleaford Road / London Road / Cross O'Cliffe Hill / St Catherines / South Park Ave to B1188 Canwick Road / Canwick Hill, and vice versa.
  • Diversion route for those using Lincoln Eastern Bypass: south on the A607 through Bracebridge and onto South Park / turn right at the Canwick Junction onto the B1188 Canwick Hill / turn left onto the B1190 Washingborough Road / head east and rejoin the Lincoln Eastern Bypass at the new Washingborough Road Roundabout, and vice versa for traffic heading south

Diversion Route -  Phase 2 (LEB) Diversion Route - Phase 2 (LEB)

Diversion Route - Phase 2 (Lincoln Road) Diversion Route - Phase 2 (Lincoln Road)

Phase 3 – Heighington Road

  • Dates are still be finalised and will be released once confirmed

Karen Cassar added: "Despite some minor delays due to the snow and wet weather we had earlier this year, Galliford Try has been hard at work completing landscaping, top-soiling and works to the new cycle paths / footways – which will all be complete ahead of Galliford Try clearing off site early this summer."

For more information about the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/leb.

Published: 27th April 2021