Horncastle road to close for seven weeks

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Drivers in Horncastle will face seven weeks of disruption and a road closure from next month.

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway on the A153 Boston Road will start on Monday, March 4.

The total programme of works is expected to last for seven weeks subject to suitable weather conditions.

The works will be carried out overnight from 6pm to 6am (Monday to Friday) under a full road closure.

A signed diversion route for the A153 Boston Road closure will be in place via A153/A155/A16/A158 and vice versa.

Additional works

After the completion of the A153 works a section of B1183 Scrivelsby Road will also be resurfaced during the week commencing April 15.

These improvements will also be carried out from 6pm to 6am for two evenings under a full road closure.

In addition to temporary traffic signals on A153 the signed diversion for the B1183 closure will be via A153/A155/B1183 and vice versa.

Road closure details

  • Phase One (Weeks 1 to 5) – closure between Mareham Road and Gulf petrol station up until 10pm. After this time a road closure will be established between Mareham Road and B1183.
  • Phase Two (Week 5) – road closure between Southfield Place and Sellwood Gardens including Mareham Road.
  • Phase Three (Week 6) – Road closure for two evenings between Southfield Place and Sellwood Gardens including Mareham Road.
  • Phrase Three (Week 6) – Road closure for two evenings between Mareham Road and Gulf petrol station.
  • Phase Four (Week 7) – Two evening night closures between Gulf petrol station and B1183.

Executive Member for Highways Councillor Richard Davies said: “These works will greatly improve both the A153 and B1183 as we’ll be replacing sections of the roads that are nearing the end of their serviceable life.

“We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise disruption while working on site, including scheduling the works overnight to lessen the impact for road users and maintaining local access to residents and businesses as far as practicable.

“Access to the Gulf petrol station on Boston Road, from either the north or the south, will also be maintained throughout the works.

“We ask for your continued patience while our team is working on-site. Not only will the road’s life be extended, but these improvements will also ensure smoother journeys and increased safety for all road users.”

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