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Road improvements planned for Gainsborough over the next two months

11 October 2017

Road resurfacing, replacing road markings and improving traffic signals are among works to be carried on a number of roads in Gainsborough.

Please note that daytime resurfacing works will be taking place throughout w/c 11 December from 9:15am to 3:30pm, as outlined below*:

  • Tuesday 12 December – resurfacing of A156 Lea Road, including north leg of roundabout and half lane of Carr Lane
    - Road closure between Bridge Road and Carr Lane roundabout
    - Diversion route through Bridge Road/Ashcroft Road
  • Wednesday 13 December – resurfacing of A156 Lea Road, including south leg of roundabout and half lane of Carr Lane
    - Road closure on the Lea Road approach to Carr Lane roundabout
    - Diversion route through Foxby Lane/Heapham Road/A631 Thorndike Way
  • Thursday 14 and Friday 15 December – resurfacing of A156 Ashcroft Road closure
    - Road closure from Carr Lane roundabout junction with A156 Ashcroft Road to Bridge Road roundabout
    - Diversion route through A156 Lea Road/Bridge Road
    - As part of the Ashcroft Road works, bus stops on Ashcroft Street, Gordon Street and Drake Street will be suspended. Temporary bus stops will be provided on the A156 Lea Road/Watersworks Street junction and on the A156 Lea Road/Shakespeare Street junction.

*Works are subject to suitable temperatures and reasonable weather conditions.

Steve Wiles, local highways manager, said: “In order to lay final surfacing along the A156 Lea Road and A156 Ashcroft Road within the required temperatures, daytime works will be carried out for four days, starting on Tuesday 12 December.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and kindly remind residents to not park on areas where ‘no parking’ cones are present during the works.”


Works to be carried out in three phases

The works, which started on Monday 9 October, will be carried out in three separate phases, with the final set of improvements coming to an end on Friday 8 December.

The first phase, taking place from Monday 9 October to Friday 24 November, will see traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Thorndike Way and Heapham Road upgraded, as well as existing footpath resurfaced.

A series of lane closures on the A631 will be in place for the duration of the work. A temporary 30mph speed limit will also be enforced throughout the duration of the works and temporarymulti-way traffic signals will also be installed while the existing signals are removed as part of the upgrade work.

The second phase of works will take place from Monday 13 November to Friday 8 December. This set of works will see sections of carriageway at the locations below resurfaced, with all road markings and pedestrian crossing traffic detection systems replaced.

  • Lea Road, from the rail bridge to Bridge Road, including the roundabout and the first 50m of Carr Lane from roundabout
  • The whole of Ashcroft Road
  • Bridge Road, from the roundabout to King Street
  • Trinity Street, from roundabout to Southolme
  • Thorndike Way, from the rail bridge to Bridge Street, including the roundabout
  • Lea Road, between Shakespeare Street and Summergangs Lane

The resurfacing will be carried out overnight between 7pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

A detailed programme of phase two works, including road closures, diversion routes and other traffic management, will be made available closer to the works.

The final phase of works will take place from Friday 8 December to Wednesday 13 December and includes resurfacing at the Thorndike Way/Heapham Road junction, including each approach and exit.  

In addition to a full road closure of Heapham Road, a series of overnight lane closures on the A631 will be in place from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday.A temporary 30mph speed limit will also be enforced throughout the duration of the works.

A highways spokesperson said: “All of the improvements we’ll be carrying out over the next two months are essential to keeping the Gainsborough’s road network up-and-running. Taking care of essential maintenance now, as part of one package, will mean less disruption for residents and commuters in the future.

“We intend to do everything we can to minimise the impact these planned improvements might cause. However, due to the nature of the works, there will inevitably be some disruptions, so we ask residents and road users to remain patient, as any short-term inconvenience will be greatly outweighed by the long-term benefits.”

These improvements are being funded using part of the £5.4m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from its National Productivity Investment Fund. The money was awarded to help reduce congestion at key locations, upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets, improve access to employment and housing, and develop economic and job creation opportunities.

For up-to-date information about this and other roadworks, visit


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