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£360m for Lincolnshire road improvements over next 5 years including five-mile new route


Lincolnshire roads will get £360m worth of improvements over the next five years, the county council says. New infrastructure will be built and various improvements will be made to existing roads between now and 2028.


The projects will include new relief roads, 'levelling up' schemes for roundabouts and an overhaul of the coast. Cllr Richard Davies, the executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said it was 'all systems go'.


The bulk will be spent on a five-mile relief road in North Hykeham, which is expected to cost between £180m and £208m. Plans were formally submitted in October with a view to start work on the three-year project in 2025.


On top of a new stretch of dual carriageway, it will also involve the construction of three new roundabouts and four new bridges, including one over the River Witham. Cllr Davies said it will improve journey times, better connect the A46.


In the east of the county, a £1.2 million project is currently underway in Skegness to improve coastal roads including North Parade, Grand Parade and Drummond Road. The team is also working on replacing gullies along Lumley Avenue to improve the area’s drainage and resurfacing a section of Roman Bank.


Over in the south, work is wrapping up on widening Marsh Lane Roundabout as part of the 'levelling up' of the A16 between Boston and Spalding. Improvements to the A16 and A151 roundabout are also underway, ahead of the replacement of the A16/B110 Greencell Roundabout near Spalding beginning in summer 2024.


Cllr Davies added: "Not only do all of the Levelling Up changes offer immediate benefits, like improved journey times and less traffic, but they will also help future-proof the A16." In Grantham, work has begun on the final section of the relief road bridge over the Witham Valley, River Witham and east coast railway.


The new road opened in late 2022, connecting the A1 to the B1174, and the bridge is expected to be finished by 2025.

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