Posted: 07.02.20 at 16:49 by The Editor
A new toucan crossing - for both pedestrians and cyclists - is being built in Grantham's A607 Harlaxton Road.
The new crossing will be outside the Premier Inn, near the junction with the A1, and is intended to provide a safe route across the A607 as part of the National Cycle Network route 15, which runs from the town to Belton in Leicestershire.
Work is expected to start from Monday, 17 February and last for three weeks. Stop and go signs will be used as necessary.
But the road will be closed on 14 and 15 March - outside the Premier Inn - for the road to be resurfaced at the new crossing has been installed.
The official diversion routes during the closure are:
- Westbound traffic (away from Grantham) will be diverted onto the A1 southbound, then onto the A151 at Colsterworth and back northbound to the A607
- Eastbound traffic (into Grantham) will be diverted northbound on the A1 to the Downtown interchange, then onto the B1174 and back southbound to the A607
Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council executive member for highways, said: "It may seem like a small piece of work, but by providing a safe crossing over the A607 onto the National Cycle Network, more people will feel confident to get out and explore our area on two wheels.
"As always, we'll keep disruption to a minimum for drivers whilst the crossing is installed.
"I'd like to thank residents for bearing with us while we make our roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists."
The works have been funded by Highways England through Sustrans, the national walking and cycling charity which runs and supports the National Cycle Network.