Vehicles have started using the northern part of the new Welton roundabout in Lincolnshire, marking significant progress with the project.
The A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout project is being part-funded using the £2m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from tranche 2 of its National Productivity Investment Fund. The remaining funding is coming from a combination of third party contributions and the county council.
Work still to be completed on the project includes:
- Carry out kerbing works, drainage installation and general construction of the southern section of the new roundabout
- Complete the drainage ditches, street light installation and final surfacing of the newly-aligned Lincoln Road
- Tie the A46 into the new roundabout, including drainage, kerbs and road surfacing
- Final earthworks, drainage and street light and signage installation at other areas of the site
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Works to build our new roundabout on the A46 near Dunholme and Welton are continuing to progress really well.
“In fact, the northern section of the roundabout is now being used by vehicles. The focus for the team is now on completing the southern section of the roundabout, as well as finishing up construction of the newly-aligned Lincoln Road.”
Cllr Davies continued: “Although some of the road closures and traffic restrictions in place have had to be extended due to utility issues and the snowy, wet weather we had after Christmas, we’re still on track to have the new roundabout complete and fully open this spring.
“In the meantime, I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and continuing to bear with us while we carry out these safety improvements to the A46 near Dunholme and Welton.”