New bridge to open to motorists

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Motorists will be able to drive over the new Sincil Dyke bridge for the first time this month, while temporary diversions will be put in place to allow work to continue on Lincoln’s East West Link Road.

The substantial 24m wide bridge has three lanes, a footpath and a combined foot and cycle path. It links the new section of road in the former coal yard to Tentercroft Street.

Motorists will be able to drive across this new road for the first time from Monday, June 13, when Tentercroft Street will be closed from the High Street so that this section of road can be rebuilt and major drainage work can take place. The new bridge will be used to the access the medical centre, Co-op, kindergarten and other Tentercroft Street businesses.

Executive member for highways and transportation, Richard Davies, said: “The work is now into the final few months of the project to build the first phase of the East West Link Road. Throughout the project the traffic flow has been maintained wherever possible by carrying out closures overnight and closing only single lanes, but now to finish the work we must close some roads. What is being built is a significant section of road through the town centre so it is inevitable that there will be some inconvenience unfortunately”.

Those travelling northbound who need to access the area should travel via the A15 South Park Avenue, Canwick Road, Pelham Bridge, Oxford Street, Pelham Street, Pelham Bridge, Kesteven Street and onto the new East West Link Road over Sincil Dyke bridge. From High Street travel via St Marks Street, Brayford Wharf East, Wigford Way, St Mary’s Street, Pelham Bridge, Kesteven Street and onto the East West Link Road over Sincil Dyke bridge.

Cross Street (North) and Portland Street will also be closed from the Canwick Road junction to Cross Street from June 13 to July 31. Diversions currently in place for the west bound closure on Portland Street will remain in place until the end of July.

Those travelling to the Great Northern Terrace Household Waste Recycling Centre are urged to allow additional time for their journey during the closures due to the increase in traffic using the road at this time.