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The destruction of Two Plank Bridge and drainage works will form the next set of tasks for the Spalding Western Relief Road - as aerial photos show the progress of the project.

Images show the layout of the new roundabout - and the course of the road leading between Spalding Road and Vernatt's Drain.

Piling and pier works for the new bridge over the railway are among the jobs to now be carried out across June, July and August.

The shape of the new roundabout can clearly be made out (57223093)
The shape of the new roundabout can clearly be made out (57223093)

Narrowed lanes on Spalding Road are in place near the junction with Enterprise Way and will be in place until September 2022.

In its latest update on the project, Lincolnshire County Council said the following was achieve in March, April and May:

  • Construction of highways drainage retention pond
  • Earthworks, including topsoil stripping and tree stump removal, at locations across site
  • Test piles completed and the results analysed
  • Initial deconstruction of old Two Plank Footbridge
  • Piling platform works for bridge abutments and piers
  • Drainage and ducting works at new Spalding Road roundabout
  • Ground investigation works for north section of site
  • Spalding Road roundabout foundation stone placed
  • Concrete slab to protect gas main completed
  • Piling works for the eastern structural embankments up to the bridge
Aerial images of the Spalding Western Relief Road project (57223090)
Aerial images of the Spalding Western Relief Road project (57223090)

The next set of works, for June, July and August are:

  • Continue drainage works at the western side of train line
  • Continue deconstruction of Two Plank Bridge
  • Complete piling works for the eastern structural embankments up to the bridge
  • Install abutment and piers for new bridge
  • Carry out initial static-load pile testing
Aerial images of the Spalding Western Relief Road project (57223087)
Aerial images of the Spalding Western Relief Road project (57223087)

From mid-summer 2022 - for up to three months – there will be a combination of road closures and temporary traffic signals around the construction site, including on Spalding Road and Enterprise Way.

Dates and times for this work are yet to be confirmed.

This is the north section of the road - with construction due to be complete by autumn 2023.

It's eventually proposed to join the road up to Spalding Common to help bypass the town - with two further sections needing to be carried out.



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