Motorists to drive on section of Grantham relief road from next week

Aerial shot of the first phase of the bypass. Photo courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council. EMN-160317-120043001
Aerial shot of the first phase of the bypass. Photo courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council. EMN-160317-120043001
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From next week, motorists travelling to Grantham along the B1174, will be among the first to travel along a section of road created for the new bypass.

Phase one of the project consists of two new roundabouts joined by a 400m section of road along Tollemache Road. It is planned that from March 23, motorists on the B1174 will be diverted onto the northern access road of the new roundabout and back onto the main road via the western access road, while work takes place to dismantle the exiting road which will no longer be required.

Executive member for highways and transport, Coun Richard Davies, said: “It is great to see the progress being made on this road. As this section nears completion we can now use the new sections of road to give more flexibility when undertaking the remainder of the work. This means that motorists can now travel on this brand new section of road for the first time.”

The substantial 85m roundabout will link to the B1174 to the north and south, to the A1 to the west and eventually to the A52 in the east. The next phase of work will start later this year and will connect the western roundabout to the A1.