Firm chosen to construct phase two of Grantham’s southern relief road

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Construction business Galliford Try is to be awarded the construction contract for phase two of Grantham’s relief road project.

The British construction firm is expected to start work on phase two of the scheme in July and is projected to be complete by 2019.

The £20m portion of new road will join Spittlegate Lavel to the A1, representing an important part of the Grantham southern relief road.

When complete, the road will link the A52 at Somerby Hill to the A1, and it is hoped it will reduce congestion in Grantham town centre by attracting a significant volume of traffic, including HGVs, away from the town.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport, said: “We’re making good progress on the Grantham southern relief road and look forward to formally awarding the contract to Galliford Try once we’ve gained the necessary permissions from Highways England to start phase two.

“All the funding is in place and work should start on-site this summer. At the moment, we remain on course to have the entire road completed in 2019.

“This is great news because, when complete, the relief road will ease congestion in the town centre by providing traffic with an alternative route around, instead of through, Grantham.”

Keep up to date with the bypass project at visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects