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Newark Road junction improvements in Lincoln now complete

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: December 04, 2013

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Major improvements to junctions with Brant Road, Rookery Lane and Hykeham Road in Lincoln are now complete.

The £2 million scheme started on July 8 and was ompleted on Tuesday, December 3, two weeks overdue after the discovery of an uncharted gas main pipe on the Brace Bridge.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "I'm sure that many people like myself are pleased that these works have finally been completed.

"The good news is that they are finished and now motorists, cyclists and pedestirans can start to benefit from the improvements we have made here."

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  • HSChacko  |  December 07 2013, 2:18PM

    Trouble is, we don't need two outbound lanes... The centre one isn't used after the Rookery Lane turn-off. It may well save the "minute of every hour" going out of Lincoln, but the new layout adds 5 minutes onto my ten minute journey home (going into Lincoln and turning off at Brant Road) The lights for the right turn are shorter and the lack of two lanes going in causes the problem of people queuing past the start of the filter lane so that no-one can get through. This makes a trip home between 5-6pm significantly longer than it was before.

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  • dean44  |  December 05 2013, 2:10PM

    what was it with all the cones specially from old people home to brant road turn off was that really necessary to block off for so long when there was no work on that side , instead you had to cue in single traffic all the way up to the lights till you could turn off into brant road yet the lane to turn into brant road was fine just blocked with cones why ??? I wonder when there was no one working on that lane , so frustrating I hope these works do make a difference its cost me a fortune in fuel re direction and others , was the high ways manager from council going out and checking the work I bet not

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  • Ian_Heighton  |  December 05 2013, 1:28PM

    The work was not finished on Tuesday, it was still ongoing with lane closures on Wednesday. On the plus side, removing that ridiculous cycle lane that was put in causing major disruption a few Years ago is a bonus, the layout at Rookery Lane is better, although the outbound 2 lanes could have continued much further down Newark Road.

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  • williegamble  |  December 04 2013, 9:51PM

    On the plus side at least our intelligent council will have written in penalty clauses for all the delays for the additional 2 weeks to reimburse the businesses affected in Bracebridge....... OH DEAR AGAIN

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  • williegamble  |  December 04 2013, 9:48PM

    I'm sure we're all very grateful for this carefully spent taxpayers money which will ease the traffic flow into/out of the city....Is it just me that cannot spot a single square metre of additional tarmac or indeed any real kind of layout change as was the justification to disrupt this area for so many for so long? At least the councils are taking austerity seriously.......OH DEAR

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  • Lincoln_Fan  |  December 04 2013, 8:22PM

    I'm just wondering, as the work is reported to have been completed, why use a picture of traffic cones?

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  • Big_Tone  |  December 04 2013, 7:10PM

    Apparently not, it seems they're coming back after the Christmas Market. Hope this is wrong. It is nice to have the siege lifted. Now I can get to the crossroads carpark in Hykeham quicker and queue longer

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  • theknowitall  |  December 04 2013, 5:48PM

    This is excellent news. I can now get to the queues on the High street, South Park Avenue and Canwick Road two minutes earlier.

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