Second stage of highways improvements in Grantham under way

The A422 between Farthinghoe and Brackley will be closed at the weekend.
The A422 between Farthinghoe and Brackley will be closed at the weekend.
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The second stage of a programme of highways improvements has started in Grantham after the completion of resurfacing works on Somerby Hill.

There are now temporary traffic lights on the A52 and B6403 East with full closures on the B1176 and B6403 West. Diversion routes are signed, with the works carried out between 7pm and 6am to minimise disruption.

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

For more information about these roadworks visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow @LincsCC_roads on Twitter.