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Plans for one-way system in Western Growth Corridor in Lincoln scrapped

Plans for one-way system in Western Growth Corridor in Lincoln scrapped

A controversial one-way system in Lincolnshire will now be replaced with a traffic lights system, it has been confirmed. The Western Growth Corridor project is expected to last about 52 weeks, but concerns have been raised over the ‘chaos’ it could cause on Skellingthorpe Road, in Lincolnshire.

The first 300 homes, out of 3,200 to be built, will be accessed via the new southern access. However, residents’ fears of ‘chaos’ prompted a reevaluation of the one-way system, which was planned to run from Woodfield Avenue to Skellingthorpe Road.

Cllr Naomi Tweddle, portfolio holder for inclusive economic growth at City of Lincoln Council, acknowledged the inconvenience of traffic control measures. She expressed hope that the replacement three-way traffic lights at Birchwood Avenue would address local concerns.

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She said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the works. However, this infrastructure will greatly benefit residents, businesses, and visitors in the future.

The project, expected to last about 52 weeks, will result in a new signal junction on Skellingthorpe Road, providing access to the Western Growth Corridor site.

Cllr Eddie Strengiel, who advocated for the traffic lights system as an alternative, expressed satisfaction with the decision.

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  • June 25, 2023