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Bridge closure on Dixon Street, Lincoln

4 January 2018

The bridge over the River Witham (between Dixon Way and Witham Court) will be closed for refurbishment during the summer.

Resurfacing roadworks

Work is expected to take at least 12 weeks

Work is expected to take at least 12 weeks to complete. However, the repairs could take longer depending on the level of deterioration revealed when the outer layers of concrete are stripped back.

The works, which will begin on Monday 23 July, will include:

  • The replacement of the concrete coating on the underside of the structure
  • Renewal of the waterproofing on the bridge deck
  • Resurfacing of the carriageway
  • An upgrade to the pedestrian crossing next the bridge

To allow the repairs to be carried out safely, the bridge will be closed to traffic for the duration of the project, with traffic diverted via Tritton Road, Ropewalk, St. Mark Street and High Street.

Pedestrian access over the bridge will be available at all times, and the path alongside the River Witham will remain open as well.

Andy Antcliff, senior engineer, said:

“The bridge is in poor condition and needs of a lot of work. By taking action now, we can stop it deteriorating further. If we just leave it, we would eventually need a new bridge, which would be a far more costly and disruptive project.

“We realise this is a busy route, so we’ll be doing as much of the work as we can during the school holidays, when traffic is much lighter.

“And the team will be working extended hours during evenings and weekends to get it done as quickly as possible.

“However, despite our best efforts, there will inevitably be some disruption and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

For the latest news on roadworks across the county, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.

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