Galliford Try’s Highways business has handed over the main 7.5km stretch of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass to Lincolnshire County Council. The stretch of road has marked its official opening event by the Council, connecting the A15 Sleaford Road to the A158 Wragby Road. As part of the GBP 120 million scheme, four new roundabouts and eight new bridges have been built, in addition to the team moving 2.2 million tonnes of soil and earth and laying 154,000 tonnes of tarmac and other road surfacing.
The main feature is a new 250m viaduct consisting of five 50m spans over the River Witham, two adjacent water courses (Delphs) and a Sustrans path. During construction, extensive temporary works were required including the installation of a 150m-long temporary bridge over the previously mentioned water courses. Two new railway bridges were also constructed by the wider project team for the road to cross railway lines.