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Lincoln East-West Link Road

The East-West Link Road opened on 17 November 2016, linking the High Street at its junction with Tentercroft Street to Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road.

Map displaying proposed East West Link Road

East West Link proposed route and affected area

The new road will bring significant benefits to the area by removing the need for traffic to cross the High Street level crossing, which can cause long delays. It will also facilitate the regeneration of Tentercroft Street and the former coal yard.

Work on the new £22 million road started at the beginning of November 2014 and was carried out by Balfour Beatty Construction.

To provide room for the new road to be built, a number of properties have been demolished, perhaps most significantly the former Gadsby’s premises which was situated on the south side of Tentercroft Street where it meets the High Street, which is within a conservation area covering this part of the city. In accordance with the requirements of English Heritage the building was taken down brick by brick where possible, with existing materials being reused in the construction of the replacement building.

Artists impression of the new footbridge over the High Street level crossing

Artist’s interpretation of the High Street Footbridge

The new road will enable the High Street, from St Mary’s Street to St Mark’s Street, to be pedestrianised. This will link the area more closely with the existing city centre shopping area to the north of the level crossing. This project is began on 15 August 2016.

Network Rail opened its new footbridge, including lifts, over the High Street railway crossing in June 2016 further improving the accessibility for pedestrians who were previously delayed by the level crossing when the barriers were closed.

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Roadworks map

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

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East West Link Road

East West Link Road open for business

18 November 2016 | Updated: 4 April 2017

Local business leaders and representatives are gathering to learn more about the potential economic opportunities brought about by Lincoln’s new East West Link Road.

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