Toucan crossing to replace zebra crossing outside Grantham Hospital

Work on the new toucan crossing outside Grantham Hospital is due to start on Tuesday.
Work on the new toucan crossing outside Grantham Hospital is due to start on Tuesday.

A zebra crossing on Manthorpe Road, outside Grantham Hospital, will be replaced by a toucan crossing, with work due to start on Tuesday (May 26).

Lincolnshire County Council says the toucan crossing will provide a safer crossing point for students of nearby Priory Ruskin Academy school, and for pedestrians who wish to access the hospital and Langford Gardens.

The crossing will also link up existing cycle facilities on Manthorpe Road and Queen Elizabeth Park, helping people to travel more safely by bike around Grantham, and to the Academy.

Mark Heaton, area highways manager, said, “The new crossing forms part of the Grantham Transport Strategy, through which we’re improving footpaths and cycleways across the town, helping people to travel more sustainably, and reduce traffic on the road. The works are part-funded by the Priory Ruskin Academy School, and will start during half-term to minimise disruption to road users.”

The works are expected to be completed by June 16. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage traffic flow, and it is requested that drivers allow extra time for their journey during this time or find alternative routes.

For further details on roadworks in Lincolnshire, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow on Twitter @LincsCC_roads