Weeks of road misery while the sun shines

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Motorists are facing weeks of delays and diversions as road repairs are carried out while the sun shines.

Traffic lights and diversion signs have sprung up across the area as work is carried out to fill in potholes and repair uneven surfaces.

Work to upgrade the railway line which runs through Spalding will also see hold ups as a number of crossings are closed overnight.

From today, Spalding’s High Bridge will be closed for four days and waterproofing work has already started on bridges along the length of Spalding’s A16 bypass, which could cause disruption for up to eight weekls.

Last week West Elloe Avenue was closed on Sunday and a 20mph speed limit and temporary diversions were put up in Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, after a new loose road surface was laid.

Work has also recently been completed on the mini-roundabout opposite Pinchbeck church and work will also start today on West Marsh Road, with traffic lights in operation.

Further work will be carried out there from August 27.

Roadworks being carried out in London Road are also due to end on Monday.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said many of the works were to fix potholes and resurface roads, although the bridge waterproofing work will protect them for the next 20 years and utility companies are also digging up some roads.

He said: “When the weather conditions are good so are the roads – they are not wet or frozen – and these are the best surfaces to work with.

“Working in these conditions gives us the best chance of fixing a problem or improving a surface at the first attempt.”

Maxine Stukins, senior highways officer, said: “During the school holidays is the best time to carry out highway improvements as there is less traffic on the roads and the better weather conditions mean that we can make repairs more effectively.”