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Nine days of roadworks for Lincoln's Lindum Road

By EchoNewsdesk  |  Posted: October 18, 2011

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A BUSY Lincoln road will partially close for nine days to allow major works to be carried out.

Repairs and resurfacing to Lindum Road, known colloquially as Lindum Hill, are scheduled to start on Saturday from 7am and last until 9pm on most days.

The road will be closed in a southbound direction throughout the works but will remain largely open for vehicles heading northbound.

But it will close in both directions over the weekend of October 29 and 30.

Lincolnshire County Council says the road has deteriorated following last winter’s severe weather.

Diversion routes will be in place along with temporary traffic lights.

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  • Borninskeggy  |  October 20 2011, 11:08PM

    I regularly report road defects at http://tinyurl.com/6d49w87 Funny enough, I reported the wragby rd sunken manhole on Tues....

  • Borninskeggy  |  October 20 2011, 11:04PM

    I always make a point of reporting defects like the sunken manhole on Wragby Road on http://tinyurl.com/6d49w87 Funny enough, I reported that one on Tuesday..... Best I've had so far is a same day 'repair' on a pot hole.

  • CallumJenkins  |  October 20 2011, 9:24PM

    "what's wrong with doing the work overnight, it's hardly a residential area" ...because all council contractors will insist on getting paid more for working anti-social hours. Then, your question on the next story about the council's highways budget would be "why does it cost so much to repair the roads?". Or worse, 'why are they making so many people at the council redundant?'

  • Phil1W  |  October 19 2011, 3:33PM

    I've just recieved a very interesting letter from LCC. "REFURBISHMENT OF CROSSING FACILITIES" "COMMENCEMENT DATE 24 OCTOBER 2011" SCHEME - MONKS ROAD (ABBEY STREET) REPLACEMENT. APRROXIMATE DURATION OF WORKS - 1 WEEK. The best bit? "The work is to refurbish the existing pedestrian crossing and will be completed whilst the road closure for Lindum Hill is in force for other local works. Monks Road will be Closed westbound from Bagolme Road to Lindum Hill. So as I see it the majority of the southbound traffic diverted from Lindum Hill will head for Monks Road. Then when they reach Bagholme Road they will again be diverted down Bagholme Road and right onto Croft Street/Rumbold Street. I can't see these roads coping!

  • M_C_Donald  |  October 19 2011, 3:18PM

    "what's wrong with doing the work overnight, it's hardly a residential area" and "Just seen they are closing Tritton Road overnight for two nights this coming week......Is 7pm a little too early to shut what is a fairly main road, particularly with so many stores open until 8pm along there?" It seems to me they are damned if they do and damned if they don't. BTW if Tritton Road was closed at 9pm as you suggest, four hours work would be lost so the road will have to be closed for a third day and the cost would increase accordingly.

  • impetuous  |  October 19 2011, 2:04PM

    @phuzz - sticking two finger up at the motorist! You have to be joking. The motorist is the only constituent that LCC gives a toss about. Adult and Children's Services slashed; highways budget maintained. Subsidies to buses slashed; money found for bypass et etc

  • Phil1W  |  October 19 2011, 11:43AM

    Hurculese, I know the very hole that you are talking about. I've got so used to driving around it that when (if) it is fixed its going to take time to get used to not driving around it. As for doing the work at night, its been done in residential areas before and as has been said, this is the major route through the city and whether or not it is half term the city will be at a standstill. Finally, some people won't be able to avoid the area. I live at the city end of Monks Road and obviously Monks Road will be the main diversion route. I personally am able to not use the car at many times but when I do have to use it I can see myself sitting in queues of traffic for ages when almost home. Other people will have to use their cars for work etc so will be stuck most days.

  • Darrendoldrum  |  October 19 2011, 11:12AM

    @ Numb_Chumpy - It seems you too cannot make a comment without resorting to insults, such as that made over my political affliliation. I at least don't show my ignorance through simple contradiction. Otherwise, my friend, should I be flattered at the recognition?

  • Lincsl200  |  October 19 2011, 10:10AM

    I guess there doing it now because its half term, so there wont be the same number of cars on the road.

  • Numb_Chumpy  |  October 19 2011, 9:55AM

    "what's wrong with doing the work overnight, it's hardly a residential area" Apart from all the residential properties nearby, including that big block of student flats on the corner of Cathedral Street. Buh.