Night-time road closures during five weeks of Pinchbeck roadworks

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Five weeks of work to install new pedestrian crossings and energy-saving traffic signals in Pinchbeck start next week.

There will be night-time road closures and diversions in place after the work starts on Tuesday at the junction of the B1180 Wardentree Lane and B1356 Spalding Road in Pinchbeck.

The existing traffic signals at the junction have reached the end of their working life and will be replaced with new equipment which uses LED technology.

This will ensure it is energy efficient and uses extra low voltage to reduce future maintenance and running costs.

Pedestrian crossings will also be installed on all legs of the junction to improve the safety of the crossing for pedestrians. To enable the additional pedestrian crossings to be installed, changes will be made to the existing footpaths and crossings points. The existing carriageway within the junction area will also be resurfaced.

The entire works are expected to take five weeks, and temporary traffic signals will be in place during the works.

To undertake the surfacing, road markings and installation of loop detection system for the traffic signals, it will be necessary to use night-time road closures with a fully-signed diversion route put in place.

Traffic signals manager Tim Clark said: “We apologise in advance for any disruption that may be caused during the works, but we have ensured that any inconvenience experienced is kept to a minimum.

“Once the works are complete, the junction will be much safer and easier to use for pedestrians, and the traffic signals will be more energy efficient, and therefore cost effective to run.”