Sleaford

A17 Sleaford traffic restrictions lifted a month ahead of schedule

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Lane closures and speed restrictions have been removed a month ahead of schedule as work continued on a £2.4 million project to repair and protect the A17 Sleaford Bypass.

As previously reported the repair project began in November 2017. Lane closures were expected to be in place until the end of April.

Drainage improvements below the carriageway are still underway and will continue until the completion of the scheme.

The embankment was built in the 1970s to provide a route for road users wishing to cross the A153 and railway line.

Executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council councillor Richard Davies said: “We know how inconvenient the embankment repairs have been for road users, so I’m delighted to say that all traffic management on the A17 Sleaford Bypass has been lifted early.

“We originally anticipated works on the carriageway and to the side of it to finish at the end of April, but we were able to tackle these ahead of schedule to reduce the disruption caused by lane closures, contraflows and speed restrictions by a month.

“We want to thank everyone for remaining patient and bearing with us while these works were carried out. Once complete, the embankment will be better stabilised, preventing further deterioration and reducing future repair costs – a huge benefit for the whole of the county.”

The repair project is being funded using part of the £5.4m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from its National Productivity Investment Fund.

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