Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Work begins on 1.5km cycle path beside Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Work has started on a new 1,500 metre stretch of cycle path from Bracebridge Heath to Branston.

The 1.5km cycle route will connect the A15 Sleaford Road near Bracebridge Heath to Lincoln Road (B1188) near Branston.

In total, 7.5km of cycle path will run alongside Lincoln Eastern Bypass, with Lincolnshire-based Minster Group and national materials company Tarmac having completed 30% of the total route to date. The remaining sections are scheduled to be completed in Autumn.

Work on the new cycle route is being carried out by Lincolnshire-based Minster Group and Tarmac as part of a joint venture on behalf of Galliford Try.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass is a 7.5km road designed to improve Lincoln’s infrastructure, encourage growth, minimise traffic congestion and enhance the inter-city environment. When complete, the bypass will start at a new roundabout on the A15 Sleaford Road and finish at the A158 Wragby Road. Cyclists and pedestrians using the adjacent cycle path will be separated from road users by newly planted trees and a raised berm.

The project is backed by Lincolnshire County Council and the Department for Transport as well as City of Lincoln Council and West Lindsey and North Kesteven District Councils.

Founder & Managing Director of Minster Group, Bruce Spencer-Knott said: “We’re proud to have been working on several elements of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass and we’re excited to begin construction on one of the longest sections of the pedestrian and cycle route alongside it.

“The Lincoln Eastern Bypass is an incredible project and it’s inspiring to be working on such an ambitious project for my home city. In all our work, we challenge ourselves to find better ways of working to deliver greater results, reduce emissions, increase recycling and reduce waste and we’re making use of some cutting edge machinery to carry out this project.

“As essential workers, we’ve been carrying out a wide range of projects during the lockdown and so we’re well-practised in ensuring social distancing, good hygiene and the use of PPE to protect our teams and the communities we serve. We’ll be taking every precaution as we carry out this project so we can make good progress despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “As more people have discovered life on two wheels during lockdown, upgrading the cycling infrastructure on the east of the city will help people keep up their new cycling habits.

“It goes without saying that cycling is a cheaper, healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to car travel, so if this new cycle path can help encourage more people to leave the car at home and take their bikes, it’ll help reduce congestion and vehicle-pollution across the city.”

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