Heighington Road to close for 11 months as part of Lincoln Eastern Bypass works

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Work on the Heighington Road section of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass is due to start next month.

Construction of this section of the bypass will involve constructing a 33m bridge above the new bypass route.

Work, including the new overbridge, will start on Tuesday, November 20 and is expected to take eleven months to complete.

The 7.5km Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50 million Central Government capital grant and will improve Lincoln’s infrastructure, encourage growth, minimise traffic congestion and enhance the inter-city environment.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “This is one of the trickiest sections of the bypass, as the new road will need to cross under Heighington Road.

“To achieve this, we’ll be excavating 16m of rock and earth to reach the level of the new bypass before constructing a 33m overbridge above the new road to reconnect Heighington Road.

“This will be an intensive piece of work and will take nearly a year to complete, during which time, Heighington Road will remain closed to traffic.

“We’re aware that this will be inconvenient for many, but it is an essential part of the bypass’s construction.

“We’ll do everything we can to minimise disruption during this closure, and appreciate your patience while these works are carried out.”

The diversion route for the closure will be via the B1188 to Washingborough Road to Church Hill to Heighington Road, and vice versa.

Please be aware that the diversion route above will be amended while Church Hill is closed for unrelated utilities works from November 26 to December 21.

The amended route at this time will be via the B1188 to Washingborough Road to High St/Pitts Rd to Canwick Rd/Heighington Rd.