Government releases £50m to allow work to start on Lincoln Eastern Bypass

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Work on the long-awaited Lincoln Eastern Bypass will finally begin in the New Year after the Department for Transport released £50 million to allow the project to begin.

The £96.4 million scheme will start in January 2017 and be completed by December 2019.

The government initially gave the go-ahead to the bypass in February 2016, following two public inquiries.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told Lincolnshire Reporter that potential projects such as a southern bypass around Lincoln, upgrades to the A17 around Sleaford, and the full dualling of the western side of the Lincoln bypass were all potentially on the cards, providing councils come forward with suitable proposals.

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