Two busy Lincoln roads are going to be affected by roadworks next week while Anglian Water carries out important improvement work aimed at reducing the chances of burst water mains.

The company has agreed a plan for the work with the Highways Agency to try and keep disruption on residents and road users to a minimum.

From 7pm on 25th October until 6am on 27th October the southbound lane of Broadgate (The A15) will be closed from the junction of Monks Road whilst several old valves and manhole covers are replaced.

Further work will take place during half term week at the junction of Bargate and the High Street. This junction will be closed from Monday 27th until Friday 31st October while a Pressure Reducing Valve is fitted.

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “We know this work will cause disruption and we’re sorry for that. However, we hope customers will understand the long term benefit which it will bring.

“These two projects have been designed to significantly reduce the chances of burst water mains and leaks across the City’s network of pipes.”

Advance warning signs will be set up to alert customers to the coming work and diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

Antony added: “By working closely with the Highways Agency to carefully plan the work we’re confident we can keep inconvenience to a minimum.

“To make sure residents in the Bargate area can still use the roads as normal we will be cancelling the one-way system and allowing two-way traffic along Tealby Street and Sidney Street during the work, but there will be now impact on the High Street itself.”