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Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – New Year works include bridge supports and topsoil stripping

2 January 2018

2018 has arrived as work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass continues to progress, with archaeological investigations and bridge works still underway, as soil-stripping begins along the River Witham, signifying the start of main construction works.

Drone photo of LEB site

Drone photo of LEB site Photo: www.TheDroneMan.net

What we achieved in December

  • Continued Hawthorn Chase surface water diversion and Wragby Road culvert works
  • Installed temporary fencing for topsoil storage
  • Started construction of north-side support wall for Market Rasen bridge, as well as breaking down south support piles
  • Completed construction of north-side North Delph haul route and piling platforms
  • Completed ramps over Canwick Fen
  • Completed WPD ducting between Heighington Road and Washingborough Road and overhead diversion near Sheepwash Grange
  • Completed piling works in the in the low-headroom area of the Washingborough rail bridge supports
  • Continue work on Washingborough rail bridge support walls, including wingwalls and capping beams
  • Reduced piling platforms at Washingborough rail bridge with materials stockpiled for use later in the project
  • Completed archaeological investigations in areas of interest north of Greetwell Road and south of Heighington Road, and started investigations in areas south of A158 Wragby Road roundabout and north of Bloxholme Lane

What’s happening in January

  • Install project scheme boards and permanent fencing across the site
  • Continued Hawthorn Chase surface water diversion and Wragby Road culvert works
  • Begin topsoil stripping between Market Rasen rail bridge and River Witham
  • Continue construction of north-side support wall for Market Rasen rail bridge, along with starting construction of south supports
  • Begin construction of North & South Delph temporary bridges
  • Completion of WPD electrical diversion near Bracebridge Heath and continue Anglian Water diversion at Lincoln Road.
  • Continue work on Washingborough rail bridge support walls, including wingwalls and capping beams, and begin work on access staircases
  • Complete of archaeological investigations south of River Witham, south of A158 Wragby Road roundabout and north of Bloxholme Lane), and continue investigations north of Washingborough Road

Current traffic restrictions and closures

  • Temporary 30mph limit on Washingborough Road for the duration of the works
  • Temporary 200m path diversion on the Sustrans route along the River Witham

Upcoming traffic restrictions and closures

  • Permanent closure of Greetwell Field Lane from 15 January 2018
  • Temporary 30mph limit on Greetwell Road starting on 8 January 2018 for the duration of the works
  • Full closure of Greetwell Road from 19 to 23 February 2018
  • Full closure of Washingborough Road from 12 to 16 February 2018
  • Two-way temporary traffic signals for the installation of project scheme boards across the site, including:
    - Wragby Roundabout – 9-11 January – 7:30pm to 6am
    - Sleaford Road – 11-12 January – 6:30pm to  6am
    - Greetwell Road – 15-16 January – 9:30am to 3:30pm
    - Washingborough Road – 16-18 January – 9:30am to 4pm
    - Heighington Road – 17-18 January –7am to 5pm
    - Lincoln Road – 18-19 January – 9:30am to 4pm
  • Anglian Water will be carrying out sewer pipe diversions at Hawthorn Chase from 9 January to the end of April, resulting a closure of the Public Right of Way in the area; however, the play park at Hawthorn Chase will remain open.

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