Canwick Road resurfacing to take advantage of Pelham Bridge closure

Canwick Road

With traffic on Canwick Road reduced due to the ongoing repairs to Pelham Bridge, overnight resurfacing work will take place in July and August.

Work will start on Monday 26 July 2021 to completely resurface Canwick Road between South Park Avenue and Pelham Bridge from 6.30pm to 6am. It is expected to take up to four weeks.

During those evenings, the diversion route for Pelham Bridge will change. Northbound traffic will instead be diverted along South Park Avenue, then along the High Street to rejoin Tentercroft Street and cross University Bridge as now.

Southbound traffic will be diverted off Tentercroft Street down the High Street, and along South Park Avenue to Canwick Road.

Access to Great Northern Terrace, Kesteven Street, and businesses along there – including the Tesco store – will be from Tentercroft Street/East West Link Road.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways on Lincolnshire County Council, said:

"This section of Canwick Road needs resurfacing and carrying the work out overnight – and whilst Pelham Bridge is still being repaired – will mean it has less impact on local residents and businesses.

"Resurfacing work like this is the best way for us to keep our roads safe and prevent potholes and other defects forming.

"We've just committed an extra £10m to our highways budget to fund more maintenance schemes like this. This extra investment will predominantly be used to bring more B roads and unclassified routes back up to standard."

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Published: 13th July 2021