West Lindsey

Two months of A46 closures in Middle Rasen

Drivers in the Middle Rasen area will face around two months of road closures and diversions due to flood protection works starting in August.

People travelling through Middle Rasen on the A46 will be diverted during the works to improve drainage, which are set to take place from mid-August until the end of October.

The flood alleviation scheme to protect 51 homes from flooding in the village will see an upgraded surface water drainage system, including new pinwork under several roads, to help deal with heavy rainfall.

There will be some local road closures in the village with access maintained wherever possible for residents, although due to the nature of a live construction site they are likely to experience delays getting to and from their properties.

Closures and diversions

The A46 will be closed for around seven weeks from early September to mid-October in the centre of Middle Rasen.

Through traffic will be diverted from the A46 Lincoln Road/A631 Gainsborough Road onwards via the A631 Gainsborough Road to the A1103 Top Road.

HGVs travelling from Lincoln to Grimsby will be diverted via the A15.

Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Executive Member for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council, Councillor Colin Davie, said: “These works will protect the residents of Middle Rasen and has been one of our priority schemes after investigations into property flooding in the village.

“Diversion routes will be signed and we are endeavouring to give both residents and commuters who use the A46 plenty of notice of the works. If you are travelling in this area during the works, please allow plenty of time for your journey.”

The flood alleviation scheme is being funded jointly by Lincolnshire County Council, Environment Agency and Anglian Water.