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News: Grantham Southern Relief Road

Archaeological investigation

Archaeological investigations for phase two of Grantham Southern Relief Road underway

26 January 2018 | Updated: 26 January 2018

2018 in Grantham has kicked off with on-site archaeological works near the A1 starting, signifying the continuation of preliminary works part of the £81m project’s second phase.

Aerial image of Grantham Southern Relief Road

Phase two underway for £81m Grantham Southern Relief Road

3 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The county council’s executive has given officers the green light to pursue the necessary legal orders and land acquisitions for the project.

Grantham Southern Relief Road

Phase two of Grantham Southern Relief Road set to start in early 2018 Subscription Required

30 June 2017 | Updated: 6 July 2017

With Highways England needing to carry out maintenance works on the A1 Harlaxton, the second phase of the new road will now start early next year.

Aerial image of Grantham Southern Relief Road

Preparatory works planned ahead of Grantham Southern Relief Road phase two construction Video

10 March 2017 | Updated: 17 March 2017

Construction firm Galliford Try is set to carry out pre-contract works including hedge clearance before contractors break ground on the second phase of the scheme.

Aerial image of Grantham Southern Relief Road

British company identified to construct phase two of Grantham Southern Relief Road

17 February 2017

Galliford Try to be awarded the construction contract for phase two of the relief road project.

GSRR Archaeology

Relief road archaeology proves mysterious to experts Video

8 February 2017 | Updated: 23 February 2017

Preliminary works for phase three of the Grantham Southern Relief Road have provided a fascinating glimpse into past Roman and Iron Age communities, settlements and landscapes in the area.

Sections of the B1174 are being removed

Final month of build for Grantham Southern Relief Road phase one

4 May 2016

As we enter into the final month of work on phase one, the existing road alongside the approaches to the new roundabout is being removed


Grand scale of phase one

4 April 2016 | Updated: 13 April 2016

Motorists can start to get a feel for the scale of the work being completed as part of the Grantham Southern Relief Road as they are diverted onto the new B1174 roundabout for the first time

Grantham Southern Relief Road progress

Wheels in motion for motorists to drive on new Grantham road

17 March 2016 | Updated: 15 February 2017

Motorists travelling to Grantham along the B1174 will soon get a pleasant surprise when they discover they are among the first to be able to travel along a section of the new road created as part of the town’s southern relief road.

Fill of the Tollemache Road verges

Roundabout takes shape

4 March 2016

The newly created B1174 roundabout is starting to take shape as fill material is added to the centre to raise the level and surfacing of the road is taking place

Laying of bituminous material

Surfacing continues

26 February 2016

Construction traffic can now drive along the first partly-surfaced section of relief road

Road surfacing

Eight thousand tonnes of tarmac will be used to surface new Grantham road

16 February 2016 | Updated: 26 February 2016

This week work started to lay the surface of the new road built during the first phase of Grantham’s Southern Relief Road project. This phase remains on track to be completed by July this year.

Drainage pipes continue to be laid

New road continues to take shape

8 February 2016 | Updated: 26 February 2016

Work continues on phase one of the Grantham Southern Relief Road

Drainage works continue on the B1174

Drainage works continue

22 January 2016

Work will focus on drainage this week with the installation of manholes and pipes, primarily in the B1174 area

Excavation of Tollemache Road North

Underground works continue

15 January 2016

Work is taking place below the surface in preparation for the surfacing of the new road created in the first phase of Grantham’s southern relief road

Grantham Southern Relief Road

New roundabouts emerge

7 January 2016

The road network is visibly changing in Grantham as the first stage of the town’s relief road emerges from the ground

Stone laid on the B1174 roundabout

Innovative drainage solution

14 December 2015

Combined kerb and drainage stones are being used in the construction of the B1174 roundabout

Filtration pond takes shape

Filtration pond starts to take shape

7 December 2015

Large pieces of stone excavated from the site have been used to create a filtration layer in the bottom of the pond situated to the west of the site

Drainage works

Waterworks continue

30 November 2015 | Updated: 3 December 2015

This week a subcontractor will continue to install surface water pipework, manholes and gullies

Drainage works along Tollemache Road North

Waterworks start to take shape

24 November 2015

Following the installation of new surface water pipework, work has started on the manholes along the west side of Tollemache Road North

Tollemache Road extension

Nothing goes to waste

13 November 2015

Nothing goes to waste on the construction of the first phase of Grantham’s relief road.

New section of road is ready for surfacing

New road continues to take shape

6 November 2015

A final layer of stone has been laid to the new section of road to the west of Tollemache Road ahead of surfacing work to take place next spring

Ducting work

Over 20,000 tonnes of stone used in road construction last week

2 November 2015

Mixed weather last week slowed the delivery of stone to the site, but 12,000 tonnes of material still arrived together with 9,000 tonnes excavated from within the site ensuring the work remains on schedule.

Material excavated from land near the A1 will be used elsewhere saving money

More than 12,500 tonnes of material arrives on site

26 October 2015 | Updated: 9 November 2017

Mixed weather slowed down the amount of material arriving at the site last week, but this has not had as adverse effect on the schedule of works

Top soil strip

Improved weather allows work to pick up pace

15 October 2015 | Updated: 26 October 2015

Following last week’s bad weather we have been able to make better progress this week with 7,000 tonnes of material arriving on site

Archaeological investigation

Soil is stripped ready for road construction

12 October 2015

3,000 tonnes of material has arrived on site this week – the equivalent to 163 lorry loads. This will be compacted ready to use in the construction of the new road.

Grantham Southern Relief Road footpath

Relief as A1 link road starts to take shape

8 October 2015

After years of planning, diggers can now be seen off the B1174 and along Tollmache Road in Grantham as construction of the first phase of the town’s southern relief road gets underway.

Equipment starts to arrive on site as work increases

Work increases on site with the arrival of 540 lorry loads of material

2 October 2015

Ten thousand tonnes of material – the equivalent to 540 lorry loads, have arrived on site

Work has started

Work starts on phase one

24 September 2015

Two weeks into the works and the initial site set us is complete including cabins and temporary utilities.

Site offices for Grantham Southern Relief Road

Contractors now on site

21 September 2015 | Updated: 24 September 2015

Since the £3.6million contract to build the first phase of Grantham’s Southern Relief Road was granted to Fitzgerald Civil Engineering last week, work has already started on site.


Work will start on the first section of the Grantham's relief road on September 14.

10 September 2015 | Updated: 10 September 2015

Following a tender process, Lincolnshire County Council has awarded Fitzgerald Civil Engineering the £3.6m contract to build the first section of the Grantham Southern Relief Road.


Result of Grantham Southern Relief road legal challenge announced

7 August 2015

Appeal Court rejects legal challenge over planning permission for a section of Grantham’s Southern Relief Road.

Roadworks Sign

Council goes out to tender for phase one of Southern Relief Road scheme

17 July 2015 | Updated: 4 September 2015

The relief road will reduce journey times as well as improving the town centre environment, providing for growth

Roadworks map

Roadworks being carried out by all local authorities and utility companies.

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