ESSENTIAL works will take place on Springfield Road, Grantham, over the next eight weeks, meaning various traffic restrictions will be in place.
Housing developers will carry out road repairs which were put on hold during last year’s road works at the junction of Springfield Road, London Road and South Parade. Network Rail will also carry out inspections and repair works on the Springfield Road railway bridge.
Currently, a one-way system is in place on Springfield Road for westbound traffic, with eastbound drivers diverted via Harlaxton Road, Wharf Road and London Road. This is expected to finish by 15 October.
Work on Springfield Road will be paused while a developer does overnight road works on the A52 Wharf Road adjacent to Morrisons’ car park; this should be completed by 31 October.
Springfield Road will then be closed during November from the London Road / South Parade junction while Network Rail carries out necessary structural repairs to the bridge, but this will avoid the Christmas carnival. The road will also be shut overnight on Saturday, 6 December for final works.
Earlier this week, temporary four-way traffic lights were in place while National Grid connected the gas supply to the newly-built Kentucky Fried Chicken on the corner of Springfield Road and Harlaxton Road, but this work has been completed.
Area Highways Manager Mark Heaton said: “Although these works are being carried out by other parties and not by the county council, we still recognise the importance of giving local people as much notice as possible.
“Road restrictions will be changing throughout this period and there may be some traffic disruption. While it may appear that the work is sporadic, we’d ask for your patience while these different projects are carried out.
“We’re doing everything we can to minimise the inconvenience, and, weather permitting, all of these works should be done within eight weeks.”