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Wragby Road junction improvements to start next week

5 February 2018

Works to carry out the congestion-busting scheme in Lincoln along Outer Circle Road and Wragby Road are expected to last 20 weeks.

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The construction works are programmed, due to start on Sunday 11 February, are expected to be complete by early July.

The scheme will see longer lanes created along Outer Circle Road on the approach to Wragby Road. In addition, the Wragby Road carriageway between Wolsey Way and Outer Circle Road will be widened to accommodate four lanes – two westbound and two eastbound.

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, said: “As most people know, Wragby Road, particularly the section that joins up with Outer Circle Road, is one of the most congested areas in Lincoln. During peak times, queues can stretch beyond Greetwell Road and Wolsey Way, making it incredibly difficult for people wanting to get around town.

“The purpose of this project is to improve journey times so that people spend less time in traffic. By widening parts of the carriageway, we can improve traffic flow which will allow people to better predict travel times in and around the area.”

Other improvements include full carriageway reconstruction on Wragby Road, Outer Circle Road, Outer Circle Drive and Wolsey Way, along with construction of an additional eastbound lane on Wragby Road past Wolsey Way.

Cllr Davies added: “We know this a major route for the city and intend to carry out these works in the most sensible and productive manner so that disruption is kept to a minimum.

“However, due to the nature of the works, there will inevitably be some delays and congestion while the works are underway. That is why we’re asking road users to consider alternative routes while the works are underway and to remain patient, as any short-term inconvenience will be greatly outweighed by the long-term benefits.”

The Wragby Road improvement project is 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 major highways projects, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects.

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