Grantham councillor sorry for roads chaos in town

Traffic moving slowly on High Street, Grantham, this morning.

Traffic moving slowly on High Street, Grantham, this morning.

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A Grantham councillor responsible for roads has apologised for traffic in the town grinding to a halt this morning.

Patching work in Castlegate and work on the railway bridge in Springfield Road led to congested roads in the centre of town and traffic moving at a snail’s pace along High Street and roads running off it.

Coun Richard Davies, who represents Grantham North West on the county council and is portfolio holder for highways, said the council needs to improve upon how it maintains the roads.

Coun Davies said: “I am sorry about the disruption this morning. We are trying to improve this as we speak. We need to be more focussed on the road user, but overall the objective is to address the necessary road repairs in the town and we cannot do that without some disruption.”

A spokesman for the county council said there were no scheduled road works for tomorrow, but there is work scheduled for later this week.

St Peters Hill, outside the Guildhall, is due to close on October 8 and 9 for repairs. There will be work on South Parade at the Aldi entrance on Friday when there will also be three way temporary lights on Avenue Road into/out of Welham Street junction to Welham Street car park.

Works are also scheduled for Old Wharf Road (October 11), Chelmsford Drive (October 13), St Helens Close (October 14), Larch Close (October 16), The Avenue (half day work week commencing October 27), and High Street, Ropsley, from October 17 to 21.

For the latest roadworks in Grantham and elsewhere go to roadworks.org