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Swineshead level crossing work causes delays on A17




Drivers and rail passengers faced delays in their rush-hour journeys through Swineshead this morning (Monday) due to level crossing work.

Hold-ups on the A17 at Swineshead Bridge and disruption to train services between Sleaford and Boston were caused when improvements to a road/rail junction overran by nearly three hours.

A £1million project to re-lay and replace the road at the level crossing, which started last Monday (December 7) and due to last until Thursday (December 17), meant the road was not reopened until 9.50am.

Drivers faced delays on the A17 in Swineshead this morning due to level crossing improvement work over-running.Photo by Network Rail. (43537079)
Drivers faced delays on the A17 in Swineshead this morning due to level crossing improvement work over-running.Photo by Network Rail. (43537079)

Gary Walsh, Network Rail’s East Midlands route director, said: "We are really sorry for the disruption to drivers on the A17 in Swineshead and for passengers between Sleaford and Boston this morning.

"Essential work on a £1million project to improve the road surface at Swineshead level crossing finished later than planned.

"Our teams needed extra equipment to drill the track at the level crossing, which has stronger protective coating, and we want to thank drivers for their patience."



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