Lincoln Eastern Bypass project secures green light

WCN Editorial Team 17 Feb 2016 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass project in the UK is expected to start in 2016 after the project secured the approval from the Secretary of State.

The project, valued at about £96m ($137.4m), received the green light after a public inquiry that took place in August 2015.

 

The orders were previously rejected at a public inquiry in 2014 owing to safety concerns regarding a footbridge that spans the bypass near the Hawthorn Road junction.

 

The approval of the project will enable the council to select a contractor, with the project expected to be completed within two years.

 

Executive member for highways and transportation, Councillor Richard Davies, said: “I am glad that the inspector saw that not only is the bypass a vital component in our plans to create a fit-for-purpose highways infrastructure for the needs of an expanding Lincoln, but that the changes at Hawthorn Road which have been of particular interest to those living in the villages of Cherry Willingham and Reepham have been mitigated by the provision of reasonably convenient alternative routes.”

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