A major improvement scheme to increase capacity and improve traffic flow at the A46 Riseholme Roundabout in Lincolnshire has been successfully completed.
As part of the project, over 23,4oo tonnes of material were excavated, half a mile of new kerb installed, over two miles of new road markings, half a mile of diverted utility pipes and cables and 25 new street lighting columns installed.
The A46 Riseholme Roundabout improvement works started in January and were carried out by Breheny Civil Engineering. The £4.2m improvement project is being funded via £2.4m from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and £1.8m from an Integrated Transport Grant.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “I’m really happy to say that, despite a delay due to coronavirus earlier this year, we’ve officially finished our improvement works at the A46 Riseholme Roundabout. This project has been a massive undertaking. Over the past ten months, we’ve spent over 16,000 hours building a new roundabout lane and extra entrance and exit lanes at all approaches and exits.”
Cllr Davies added: “We also took the opportunity to completely rebuild the roundabout’s drainage system while the road was dug up, installing a mile and a half of new underground pipes and 35 new manholes. Now that these works are complete, people should notice fewer queues and improved journey times at peak times on this crucial part of the county’s road network.”
Pat Doody, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We supported this scheme as part of our Growth Deal with the Government. The improvements to this strategic roundabout will greatly improve the operation of the junction and, therefore, journey times through this part of the roads network, supporting business access to our ports and key markets.
“The scheme will also help facilitate new housing and employment in the area, and we are very pleased to see that work has been completed.”
Meanwhile, works to completely rebuild a section of the A159, between Laughton and Brigg Road, are set to end in mid-December.
Cllr Clio Perraton-Williams, county councillor for Scotter Rural and executive support councillor for highways, said: “Works on this important £1 million improvement project are continuing to go well.
“In fact, since starting these works in October, the team has already laid nearly 5,000 tonnes of new road material through Scotter.
“And over the next three weeks, they’ll be laying the final layer of new road surface in Scotter village while also carrying out improvements to a mile and a half stretch of the A159 south of the village, including laying 2,000 tonnes of material and replacing over 100 manhole covers and drainage grates.”