Lincolnshire

Caistor and Middle Rasen get £2m for extra road safety

Roads around the Caistor and Middle Rasen areas are set to get nearly £2million of improvements.

Lincolnshire County Council has successfully bid for two cash sums from the Government’s Safer Roads Fund including £1,245,000 for improvements to the A1804 from Caistor to Brigg and £645,000 for the A631 from Bishop Bridge to Middle Rasen.

Executive member for highways Councillor Richard Davies explained: “The funding will predominantly be used for resurfacing works, but we’ll also be improving the road-markings and signage.

“In addition, we are also considering reducing the speed limit along certain stretches of the roads. This will help make both roads safer for motorists, reducing the potential for accidents.”

The Safer Roads Fund is a £175 million pot, launched in November 2016, which covered the years from 2017-21.

It is specifically targeted at delivering road upgrades and improvements to reduce the number and severity of fatal and serious injury collisions on the 50 highest risk road sections, based on the Road Safety Foundation’s analysis published in 2016.

Lincolnshire County Council made bids for roads including the two above, plus the A18 between the A16 and county boundary and the A631 between Louth and Middle Rasen.

Conditional offers for some of the roads were made at the end of last year and the money for the Rasen and Caistor routes was offered from the March round of funding.

A further £2,725,000 is set to be allocated for the A631 Market Rasen to Louth route in 2020/21.


SUBSCRIBE TO LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEKLY, our exclusive email newsletter with highlights from coverage every week, as well as insights and analysis from our local democracy reporters.