Five weeks of roadworks set for A16 Louth bypass

Five weeks of roadworks to replace worn out carriageway on the A16 Louth Bypass will start on Monday, March 19.

A one mile section of the A16 Louth Bypass between Elkington roundabout and Horncastle Road will be resurfaced.

Works will be carried out overnight to avoid road closures from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday.

However, this will not include the evenings of Friday, March 30 and Monday April 2 due to Easter.

The work is being part-funded from the £5.4 million allocated to Lincolnshire County Council by the Department of Transport (DfT) and it should be completed by the morning of Saturday, April 21.

Temporary traffic lights will be in use during working hours, along with a convoy vehicle when necessary, so access will be maintained at all times.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Due to the nature of the works, there will inevitably be some temporary disruptions. However, we’ll be doing everything we can to minimise these – including scheduling the works overnight and without road closures.

“We ask for your continued patience while these works are carried out. Not only will the road’s life be extended, but these improvements will also ensure smoother journeys and increased safety for all road users.”