Chance to see route of £69.8 million road from Spalding to Eye

Two drop-in sessions were held at Crowland Library to gauge feedback on the new A1073 and the existing road.

Jacobs Engineering, which is working on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with the Department for Transport, Peterborough City Council and Morgan Est, organised last week's session where visitors were able to view the route and give their views on the old and new carriageways.

Residents and shoppers in Crowland, Cowbit, Moulton Chapel and Little London, Spalding, have also been asked their opinions through door to door surveys.

Questions in the monitoring and evaluation survey focused on when and why people used the existing A1073, how they travelled along it and how safe they viewed other users.

Morgan Est has the contract to build the new 22km link road between Spalding and Peterborough. Work started in March and should end by autumn 2010.

Half of the imported material required to complete the construction is in place while concrete works at Car Dyke Bridge have started too.

When the new stretch is opened it will be reclassified as the A16 and the current A16 will become the A1175 while the old A1073 will become unclassified roads.

The project, which received 69.8 million government funding, includes junction improvements, landscaping and maintenance on the drainage network.

Drivers will be able to join the new road at roundabouts, including one at the A16/B1173 link road, one with the B1357 Moulton Chapel Road and another with the existing A1073.

Staggered junctions will be placed where the new road joins the existing A1073 and the B1040 and there will also be access north of Mill Drove, Carrington Drove, in Crowland, and an access on Barbers Drove South for Anglian Water.