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Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – 600-tonne rail bridge slid into place

30 October 2017

600-tonne rail bridge slid into place near Washingborough with other construction works underway.

New 600-tonne rail bridge ahead of being slid into place

New 600-tonne rail bridge ahead of being slid into place

The bypass project recently reached a major milestone which saw a 600-tonne rail bridge slid into place to support the Lincoln to Spalding rail line above the bypass route near Washingborough.

Now in place, this structure will help allow the movement of earth and materials from south of the River Witham to the northside via temporary bridges, in addition to providing lorries carrying materials for site a suitable route of travel not through the city centre or on unsuitable rural roads.

What we achieved last month

  • Completed piling works for and started construction on northern supports for Market Rasen rail line bridge
  • Started piling works for southern supports for Market Rasen rail line bridge
  • Continued work on Western Power Distribution overhead cable diversions at North Delph
  • Completed BT diversion at Heighington Road (temporary) and north of Bloxholm Lane
  • Started construction of haul road near Washingborough works site
  • Lowered stone platforms to the north and south of the railway ahead of bridge installation
  • Completed construction and waterproofing of new rail bridge
  • Carried out a successful test slide of the new rail bridge
  • Successful 72-hour closure of the Lincoln to Spalding rail line to remove the rail and embankment, slide in the new 600-tonne bridge into place and reconstruct and reopen the railway to live traffic
  • Completed archaeological investigations at several priority areas north and south of the River Witham, in addition to focusing on investigations north of Greetwell Road

What’s happening this month

  • Continue night-time works at Wragby road roundabout
  • Continue piling works for southern supports and construction of northern supports for Market Rasen rail line bridge
  • Begin construction of North Delph and South Delph temporary bridges
  • Complete Virgin Media temporary diversion at Heighington Road and Anglian Water diversion at Lincoln Road
  • Complete work on Western Power Distribution overhead cable diversions at North Delph
  • Lay ducting for WPD diversion from Sheepwash Grange to Heighington Road
  • Construct haul road & temporary culvert at Canwick Fen, along with constructing a culvert near Wragby Road
  • Carry out stressing and welding of the rail over the new bridge
  • Install troughs over the new bridge and reinstatement signalling and telecoms for the route
  • Begin piling works in the low-headroom area of the bridge supports
  • Continue archaeological investigations north and south of the River Witham and north of Greetwell Road

Current traffic restrictions and closures

  • Temporary 30mph limit on Washingborough Road for the duration of the works

Upcoming traffic restrictions and closures

  • Full road closure on Heighington Road from Monday 20 November to Wednesday 22 November from 7am to 7pm
  • Full road closure on Bloxholm Lane from Tuesday 21 November to Thursday 23 November from 7am to 7pm
  • Temporary 3-way traffic signals at Wragby Roundabout from Sunday 12 November for five weeks from 730pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday evenings (with the exception of Thursday 7 December)

For the latest news on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/leb.

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