Junction improvements on track – despite pipe problems

Roadworks at Pinchbeck Rd traffic lights
Roadworks at Pinchbeck Rd traffic lights
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WORK to remodel a Spalding junction is still on schedule – despite some hiccups along the way.

Roadworks, temporary traffic lights and lane restrictions have been in place at West Elloe Avenue’s junction with Pinchbeck Road since the beginning of July as improvements are made.

Since then contractors have been hit by problems including a defective gas main and burst water pipe – but say they are still on track to finish by the end of September, weather permitting.

Debra Greeves, principal highways officer, said: “These problems could have added up to two weeks to the project if it had not been for flexibility and hard work of our partners May Gurney, who have managed to work around them.”

The changes to the junction include widening footpaths and cycle paths, a better crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists in West Elloe Avenue and two new crossings in Pinchbeck Road.

There will also be new traffic signals and street lighting and wider and longer approach lanes to the junction to improve traffic flow.

This will include a second left hand turn lane on Pinchbeck Road on the approach to Spalding to allow HGVs to turn more easily.

Pinchbeck Road drainage problems will also be addressed.