Six months of roadworks begin

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MOTORISTS are facing more delays at a busy Spalding junction as a seven-week job to move telephone cables got under way yesterday – which will pave the way for a 19-week project to improve traffic flow on a key town route.

BT cables are being moved at the junction of Pinchbeck Road and Woolram Wygate, leaving temporary traffic lights and a diversion for traffic with the section of Woolram Wygate shut between the level crossing and where the roads meet.

Traffic will be sent via Pennygate and Park Road, although highways officers say they will try to limit work to between 9.30am and 3.30pm to avoid peak hours.

The major work will then begin in August – with a right had turn lane to be installed for southbound traffic travelling into Woolram Wygate and left and right turn lanes for traffic going out of Woolram Wygate into Pinchbeck Road.

Area highways manager Jonathan Pearson said: “This will be a complex job and we hope everyone can be patient.

“The improvement works then scheduled for August will take approximately 19 weeks and Woolram Wygate will again be subject to closures during this period for everyone’s safety. This is ultimately expected to reduce queuing here.”