Some £6million will be spent on south-east Lincolnshire roads this year, including the flagship Peppermint Junction roundabout project.
County councillors were at Peppermint Junction on Wednesday for an official launch of the roundabout project.
Serious construction doesn’t start until May, although preparatory work has started on a scheme that paves the way for a Food Enterprise Zone.
Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Today is a fantastic day for Holbeach, as it signifies that we are well on our way to officially starting improvement works at Peppermint Junction and creating a South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone.”
Ruth Carver, director of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is delighted to be supporting the construction of key highways infrastructure to enable the development of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) at Holbeach.”
Improvement works will include resurfacing near Spalding, Market Deeping and Bourne.
Among the road schemes are:
• A151 Twenty/Bourne – Summer 2017 (school summer holidays)
• A151 Winsover Road, Spalding – summer/autumn 2017
• Fleet Hargate, near Holbeach – autumn/winter 2017
Additional works, with times to be scheduled, are: A15 South of Bourne; Horsegate at Market Deeping, A15/A16 Market Deeping Roundabout South, A15/A16 Market Deeping Roundabout North and A15 Langtoft Crossroads, near Market Deeping.
Coun Davies said: “By the end of the year, we will have invested about £6 million in improving portions of south-east Lincolnshire’s road network.
“Not only will our planned works make it much easier for people to get around, but they will also unlock new development land for future growth, creating new jobs and boosting the economy.
“By making the most of any road closures and ensuring diversion routes are not overwhelmed by extra use, we intend to keep that network running as smoothly as possible for the duration of the improvement by scheduling the works so as not to confuse the passing motorist.”
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