Man and woman seriously injured on A16 ahead of council resurfacing work

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A 29-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after the car he was driving collided with a lorry on the A16 in Crowland.

The injured man, from Eye in Peterborough, was driving a Vauxhall Corsa which collided with the lorry shortly after 7am on Friday.

He was airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he underwent emergency surgery for serious fractures and a head injury.

A section of the A16 was closed for about seven hours while highways engineers cleared the scene and it re-opened at 2pm.

It was the second collision on the A16 in Crowland within a week after a 35-year-old woman from Long Sutton suffered internal injuries when a Toyota Avensis she was travelling in collided with a Renault Laguna at the junction of Whipchicken Road shortly before 7pm last Monday evening.

The woman was taken to Peterborough City Hospital and later transferred to Addebbrooke’s Hosptal, Cambridge, where her condition is also serious but stable. A man driving the Avensis was treated for fractured rib, while a young child and the Laguna driver were uninjured.

Meanwhile, the A16 itself between Spalding and the roundabout at Crowland is to be resurfaced overnight this week.

Contractors Morgan Sindall are to start work from 11pm, with work thereafter taking place between 7pm and 7am until Saturday morning.

The work is to rectify defects that have been identified during a contractual maintenance period and should be completed over three nights in order to minimise disruption to road users.

Peterborough City Council has asked for the work to be delayed until 11pm tonight and a fourth night may be required if there are delays due to adverse weather conditions or unforeseen problems on site.

A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman said: “We apologise for the inconvenience these essential repair works will cause and thank you for your co-operation.”

During the repair work, the A16 will be closed to traffic, with the diversion route for each night being the A1175, A15 and A47.

Advance warning and diversion route signs will be in place, but the road will be open as normal during the day from 7am till 7pm.

Meanwhile, traffic using the B1040 Nene Terrace Road, B1166 Hulls Drove and B1357 Moulton Chapel Road will only be allowed to cross the A16, while Mill Drove North will be closed at its junction with the A16.

The weight restriction on Barrier Bank will still apply so HGVs should not attempt to use this as an alternative route.

For further details on roadworks in Lincolnshire, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks or follow Twitter @LincsCC_roads