A busy Lincoln junction is going to be affected by roadworks this weekend while Anglian Water carries out work to improve its network of water mains. 

The company has planned the work with the Council’s highways department to try to reduce any disruption. Work will take place on Carholme Road (the A57) at the junction of Newland over the weekend of 21st and 22nd February.

The road will be closed from 6pm on Saturday 21st February, with work on the water mains taking place throughout Sunday and into the early hours of Monday morning. The road will be fully reopened no later than 6am on Monday, ahead of the morning rush hour.

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “We know this project will cause some disruption and we’re sorry for that. But, by working closely with the highways department to carefully plan the timings, mainly on the Sunday, we’re confident we can keep inconvenience to a minimum.

“This has been designed to improve the resilience of our network in Lincoln to burst mains and help us monitor for leaks which have affected customers’ supplies in the past. We hope people will understand the importance of this work and that the long term benefits will outweigh any inconvenience.

“The diversion route will be clearly signposted before work starts, but we wanted to give people as much notice as we can so they know what is happening and why.”

During the work, traffic coming from the west will not be able to turn left from Carholme Road onto Newland. Instead traffic will be diverted along Brayford Way, Rope Walk, Brayford Wharf East and then merge onto Wigford Way allowing traffic to access the town centre.