Six weeks of motoring misery ahead

WAITING AND WAITING: Traffic queuing along Holbeach Road on Tuesday to reach the Twin Bridges. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060115-109TW
WAITING AND WAITING: Traffic queuing along Holbeach Road on Tuesday to reach the Twin Bridges. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060115-109TW
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Spalding can expect another six weeks of gridlock as major routes into town are hit by roadworks.

Much of the traffic misery is resulting from Western Power Distribution’s £7million project to lay 7.5km of underground cable between Clay Lake and Park Road and that work will continue until February 20.

Disruption at the Twin Bridges left huge queues into town this week along Holbeach Road, West Marsh Road and West Elloe Avenue – one dad on the morning school-run told us it took 30 minutes to travel two miles from McDonald’s to the town centre. Other roadworks have added to the misery.

A section of London Road has been closed since Christmas following a sewer pipe collapse and Anglian Water could be on site for another six weeks.

Lincolnshire County Council piled on the pain on Tuesday by closing yet another major route into town – Spalding Road at Pinchbeck – for one day so the carriageway could be “patched up”.

Full story and pictures in tomorrow’s Spalding Guardian.