More roadworks start in Grantham as part of KFC plans

An arist's impression of the proposed new KFC in Harlaxton Road.
An arist's impression of the proposed new KFC in Harlaxton Road.

More roadworks are set to cause delays in town when work begins at the Springfield Road/Harlaxton Road junction on Monday for six weeks.

The work will involve widening Harlaxton Road north of the crossroads as part of the plans to build a new KFC restaurant on land where the Isaac Newton pub used to stand.

The work will be carried out by contractors working on behalf of the site’s landowner, Grantham Estates. The work is due to finish on December 20. When it is finished, it will provide an area for cars to wait before turning into the site.

Temporary four-way traffic lights will be in operation throughout the six week period. Delays are expected in the area and so drivers are advised to plan their journeys in advance and, where possible, avoid the area.

Lincolnshire County Council, as the local highways authority, is responsible for monitoring the roadworks to make sure they comply with Department for Transport standards.

A county council spokesman said: “The work is needed in order to provide a suitable entrance for the new restaurant and to prevent congestion in the town. The new KFC is being built on the site of the former Isaac Newton pub. It is expected to create up to 40 new jobs for local people.”