Lincolnshire

New Lincoln link road approved by county council

A new link road which aims to reduce traffic jams in Lincoln city centre has been approved by the county council.

Construction work will take two years and could begin in 2014 if the plans are approved by central government.

Lincolnshire County Council said the road would link the High Street to Pelham Bridge.

It said a decision would be made by the secretary of state for communities and local government within eight weeks.

The plan is to construct the road just south of the railway line and station. Tentercroft Street would be extended and a new bridge built over Sincil Dike.

Executive Member for Highways and Transportation Councillor William Webb said: "With barriers set to be down even longer in the not too distant future at the level crossings, this new road means motorists can get across the city much more easily.

"Local buses and cyclists will have priority routes, which hopefully will encourage more people to leave their cars at home and travel in a more environmentally-friendly way."

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