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News: Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Road Closed

Washingborough Road closure planned for February half term

6 February 2018 | Updated: 12 February 2018

The closures will allow BAM Nuttall to carry out necessary ducting work to allow for the underground diversion of overhead power lines – all part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project.


Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Washingborough rail bridge works nearly complete

2 February 2018 | Updated: 12 February 2018

Work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass is back on track and well underway, as archaeological investigations, rail bridge construction and initial ground work to build the road itself continues.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction works to restart under new contractor Video

22 January 2018 | Updated: 23 January 2018

The county council has officially ended its contract with Carillion and is pleased that Galliford Try is on-site today making the necessary arrangements for carrying on work as soon as possible.

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Council looking into all options following Carillion liquidation announcement

15 January 2018 | Updated: 22 January 2018

County council officials are determining the best way forward following the announcement that its primary Lincoln Eastern Bypass contractor, Carillion, has gone into liquidation following struggles with debts of £900m.

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

2 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

Work continues to progress with archaeological investigations and bridge works as soil-stripping begins along the River Witham, signifying the start of main construction works.

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Greetwell Fields Lane to close next month, making way for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

13 December 2017 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The road, locally known as the Bunny Run, will be permanently closed from mid January 2018.

Eastern bypass piling works for Greetwell rail bridge underway

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Market Rasen Rail Bridge works progress as project team moves into Washingborough office Video

1 December 2017

Archaeological investigations and Washingborough rail bridge works are nearing an end, with main construction works along the route ready to ramp up in the New Year.

Road Closed

Heighington Road and Bloxholm Lane road closures planned for later this month

2 November 2017 | Updated: 16 November 2017

The closures will allow Carillion to install new underground ducting across the carriageway as part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction.

Rail Bridge

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – 600-tonne rail bridge slid into place Video

30 October 2017 | Updated: 16 November 2017

600-tonne rail bridge slid into place near Washingborough with other construction works underway.

Rail bridge deck slid into place

Lincoln to Spalding Rail Bridge slid into place, marking major bypass milestone Video

24 October 2017 | Updated: 30 October 2017

The 600-tonne rail bridge deck was slid into place over the weekend during a 72-hour rail line closure.

Carillion Apprentices

Local apprentices selected to work on Lincoln Eastern Bypass

18 October 2017

Carillion has taken on five young people who will be taking their first steps towards a career in engineering by becoming apprentice Civil Engineering Technicians.


Minor path diversions along River Witham to allow construction of bypass viaduct

16 October 2017 | Updated: 16 October 2017

The path, part of a national cycle route; will remain open as usual with minor diversions in place around the works.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Rail bridge works, utility diversions and archaeological investigations

5 October 2017 | Updated: 21 December 2017

The Lincoln to Spalding rail bridge is nearly ready to slide into place, meanwhile works near Wragby Rd roundabout progress.

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University students leave their mark on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass Video

25 September 2017 | Updated: 2 October 2017

Two Lincoln students have gained real-world engineering experience by working on one of the city’s biggest road projects.

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Two 40-metre long beams arrive in Lincoln for Eastern Bypass rail bridge Video

12 September 2017 | Updated: 26 September 2017

Two 107-tonne steel bridge beams to be used for rail lines over the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have arrived in the city.

Wragby Road roundabout, Lincoln

Partial lane closures at Wragby Road roundabout in Lincoln

11 September 2017

Lane restrictions at the Wragby Road roundabout will be in effect from today as part of work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Road Closed

Temporary overnight closures and traffic signals planned for Washingborough Road in Lincoln

8 September 2017

The traffic management will allow large steel bridge beams to be delivered for use in the construction of the new Washingborough Road rail bridge, part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Project site cabins being delivered

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update: Priority archaeology completed and bridge sections to arrive

4 September 2017 | Updated: 7 September 2017

Work on the Spalding to Lincoln and Market Rasen to Lincoln rail bridges are well underway, as construction work across the rest of the bypass route drives forward towards opening in winter 2019.

New bridge deck for the Lincoln to Spalding rail line in the fabrication yard where it was built

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update: Site compounds underway and rail bridge construction continues

31 July 2017 | Updated: 21 December 2017

With primary construction works now underway and rail underbridge and archaeological works continuing, the on-site team is making steady progress towards the winter 2019 completion of the bypass.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass apprenticeships now available

28 June 2017 | Updated: 29 June 2017

Young people are being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to start their career working on one of Lincoln’s biggest road projects in decades

LEB Archaeology

Lincoln Eastern Bypass open weekend and archaeological site tours a huge success Video

13 June 2017

Over 1,500 people attended the two-day event at Canwick Village Hall on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass archaeology now on display at The Collection

11 May 2017 | Updated: 11 May 2017

People from near and far can see an eclectic range of remains and relics until the end of August.

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Greetwell Road works scheduled as part of Lincoln Eastern Bypass preparatory works

7 March 2017 | Updated: 10 March 2017

Improvements include increasing westbound capacity and improving safety and drainage at Greetwell Hollow, with works due to start on Monday 20 March.

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Bypass archaeology works shine a light on 12,000 years of local history Video

23 February 2017 | Updated: 10 April 2017

Preliminary works for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have provided a fascinating glimpse into past communities, settlements and landscapes.

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Improvements in store for Kennel Lane ahead of Lincoln Eastern Bypass

17 February 2017 | Updated: 22 February 2017

A new 80m long carriageway lane providing a dedicated left turn onto the A158 will be installed on Kennel Lane in Reepham, with works due to start on Monday 27 February.

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Government funding has been secured for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

28 November 2016

The government has given final sign-off on £50m of funding for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

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Contractor recommended for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

12 October 2016 | Updated: 4 April 2017

Carillion Construction has been selected as the preferred bidder to construct the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

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Local firms urged to bid for work on Lincoln's Eastern bypass

30 June 2016 | Updated: 15 February 2017

Four companies have been selected to bid for the contract to build Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass with smaller companies sought to undertake subcontracted works.

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Green light given to Lincoln bypass by Secretary of State following inquiry

16 February 2016 | Updated: 16 February 2017

The Secretary of State has granted the legal orders required for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass scheme to progress following a Public Inquiry which took place in August.

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Bypass Public Inquiry schedule revised

13 August 2015 | Updated: 8 November 2017

The public inquiry will not sit on August 14 or 17

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Public inquiry to start for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

5 August 2015 | Updated: 10 August 2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) will be considering plans for Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass next week, after Lincolnshire County Council revised its application.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass - objectors' alternatives for 2014 Orders

22 July 2015 | Updated: 27 July 2015

A number of objectors to Lincolnshire County Council’s proposed Orders for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have put forward six alternative proposals.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass pre-inquiry meeting

19 May 2015

More information on the pre-inquiry meeting which took place on May 18, 2015.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass pre-inquiry meeting will take place next week

12 May 2015 | Updated: 2 March 2017

A pre-inquiry meeting will take place on May 18 ahead of the public inquiry to consider legal orders required for the building of the proposed Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

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Public inquiry announced for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

26 February 2015 | Updated: 30 April 2015

The long awaited date for the public inquiry for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass has been announced by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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Planning application submitted for Lincoln Eastern Bypass bridge

29 August 2014 | Updated: 16 February 2017

A new planning application has been submitted to build a bridge for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians that would span over the proposed Lincoln Eastern Bypass to the south of Hawthorn Road.

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Planning application submitted for bridge over the Lincoln Eastern Bypass

22 November 2013 | Updated: 14 February 2014

Lincolnshire County Council has submitted a planning application to build a bridge for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians that would span over the eastern bypass.

Public Notices

Lincoln East-West Link Road and Lincoln Eastern Bypass public notices

25 July 2013

The Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order for the Lincoln East West Link Road (Phase 1) and Lincoln Eastern Bypass is now available online.

Roadworks map

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

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