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Spalding drivers urged not to use West Marsh Road in order to avoid Enterprise Way roadworks



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Drivers are being urged to stick to a diversion route during the Spalding Western Relief Road construction to prevent congestion in other parts of the town.

Lincolnshire County Council is putting out the appeal after long queues of traffic were reported in the West Marsh Road and A16 on Friday.

An 11-week closure of the junction of Enterprise Way and Spalding Road started on Friday which created congestion in the area - and is believed to have prompted drivers to look for alternative routes as motorists queued to get in the town's tip.

Queues of traffic on Spalding Road on Friday (Photo Pete Boekestijn) (58398636)
Queues of traffic on Spalding Road on Friday (Photo Pete Boekestijn) (58398636)

Dozen's Bank in West Pinchbeck has also been closed for repair until August 19.

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways, said: “As with any major roadworks, our temporary traffic management on Spalding Road is causing some disruption in and around Spalding and Pinchbeck, with drivers looking for ways to avoid being held up. This then effects other parts of the local road network, which is unavoidable.

"In this instance, it seems that drivers are using West Marsh Road to avoid our temporary signals on Spalding Road or as an alternative way of accessing Enterprise Way, despite this not being our official diversion route.

Queues of traffic on Spalding Road on Friday (Photo Pete Boekestijn)
Queues of traffic on Spalding Road on Friday (Photo Pete Boekestijn)

"We encourage those wanting to access Enterprise Way to use the official diversion route in place until our works in the area are complete.

"In the meantime, we’ll continue working as efficiently as possible on site to ensure our works are complete as soon as possible.

“Our colleagues at Spalding Household Waste Recycling Centre will also continue to move visitors through the site as quickly as possible to minimise queuing on the road. If you do need to visit the recycling centre, you may wish to leave extra time for your journey.”



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