Major road repairs due to start on Friday in Grantham

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A series of roadworks in Grantham has been scheduled to start on Friday and last until early May.

A number of roads in the town will be closed each evening for a couple of weeks.

The works are funded by part of Lincolnshire County Council’s allocation of £5.4 million from the Department for Transport’s £168m pothole fund announced last year.

Eurovia Infrastructure Ltd was awarded the contract for the works. Project leader Tim Mawson said: “We’re taking a proactive approach and replacing these sections of road before they deteriorate. Instead of waiting for potholes and ruts to form, we’re tackling sections of road where there’s a possibility the road structure could fail completely, which would necessitate a full road reconstruction.

“Taking this planned approach is a much more effective use of the funding than repairing potholes once they form. It also avoids the risk of needing emergency road closures in future, should the roads start to deteriorate.”

The programme of works is as follows:

* Site 1 - A52 Somerby Hill, starting on Friday, March 13, to be completed by Easter. There will be temporary traffic lights and daytime convoy working, with a full closure on Sunday, March 22, from 8am to 8pm. A diversion route will be signposted.

* Site 2 - A52/B6403/B1176 Somerby Roundabout

* Site 3 - A607 Brook Street/Brownlow Street - full road closure from early evening to midnight

* Site 4 - A607 North Street - full road closure from early evening to midnight

* Site 5 - B1174 North Parade - full road closure from early evening to midnight

The contractor will return to work on sites 2 to 5 starting on April 13 and completing in early May. Early evening closures will start at 6pm, and any activities generating noise will be suspended at midnight. Changes to traffic management will be removed as soon as possible after works are completed on site.

The programme will be subject to the weather, any unforeseen ground conditions that may be encountered and operational issues that may be beyond the control of the contractor.

To find out the latest on each site, including information to help you plan your journey, visit roadworksgrantham or follow @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.