Gainsborough

Expect delays: Eight weeks of roadworks in Gainsborough for resurfacing works

Motorists have been warned to expect disruption in Gainsborough over the next two months as resurfacing work is carried out in the town.

The works, which began on October 9, will be carried out in three separate phases, with the final set of improvements coming to an end on Friday, December 8.

The first phase will take place from Monday, October 9 to Friday, November 24.

They will see traffic signals and pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Thorndike Way and Heapham Road upgraded, as well as existing footways resurfaced.

A series of lane closures on the A631 will be in place for the duration of the work and a temporary 30mph speed limit will be enforced throughout the duration of the works.

Temporary multi-way traffic signals will also be installed while the existing signals are removed as part of the upgrade work.

The second phase of works will take place from Monday, October 23 to Friday, November 24.

This set of works will see sections of carriageway at the locations below resurfaced, with all road markings and pedestrian crossing traffic detection systems replaced:

  • Lea Road, from the rail bridge to Bridge Road, including the roundabout and the first 50m of Carr Lane from roundabout
  • The whole of Ashcroft Road
  • Bridge Road, from the roundabout to King Street
  • Trinity Street, from roundabout to Southolme
  • Thorndike Way, from the rail bridge to Bridge Street, including the roundabout
  • Lea Road, between Shakespeare Street and Summergangs Lane

The resurfacing will be carried out overnight between 7pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

A detailed programme of phase two works, including road closures, diversion routes and other traffic management, will be made available closer to the works.

The final phase of works will take place from Monday, November 27 to Friday, December 8 and includes resurfacing at the Thorndike Way/Heapham Road junction, including each approach and exit.

In addition to a full road closure of Heapham Road, a series of overnight lane closures on the A631 will be in place from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday.

A temporary 30mph speed limit will also be enforced throughout the duration of the works.

A highways spokesperson said: “All of the improvements we’ll be carrying out over the next two months are essential to keeping the Gainsborough’s road network up-and-running.

“Taking care of essential maintenance now, as part of one package, will mean less disruption for residents and commuters in the future.

“We intend to do everything we can to minimise the impact these planned improvements might cause.

“However, due to the nature of the works, there will inevitably be some disruptions, so we ask residents and road users to remain patient, as any short-term inconvenience will be greatly outweighed by the long-term benefits.”

For up-to-date information about this and other roadworks, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks.