Motorists travelling to Grantham along the B1174 at Spittlegate Level will soon get a pleasant surprise when they discover they are among the first to be able to travel along a section of the new road created as part of the town’s southern relief road.
It is planned that fromMarch 23 motorists on the B1174 will be diverted onto the northern access road of the new roundabout and back on to the main road via the western access road while work takes place to dismantle the exiting road which will be no longer 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.
The aim of the relief road is to re-direct the A52 to the south of Grantham connecting to the A1. This would remove the need for HGVs to travel through the town, relieving congestion, and will also provide access to prime development land to support the town’s economy.