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Image and video show what ‘major overhaul’ of A16 roundabout at Pinchbeck, near Spalding, will look like when completed

The ‘major overhaul’ of a roundabout on the A16 will ‘reduce congestion and improve journey times’, says the man behind the project.

To mark work beginning on the Pinchbeck roundabout near Spalding earlier today, Lincolnshire County Council have released an image and video showing how the roundabout will look when completed.

Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum chairman George Scott suggested that working on the site at the same time as the nearby Springfields roundabout could be ‘problematic’.

However, LCC’s Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, believes there will be long term benefits.

"With our Levelling Up improvements at the A16 Springfield Roundabout now past their midway point, we’ve started work today on giving its neighbouring junction – the A16/B1180 Pinchbeck Roundabout – a major overhaul,” he said.

“Our main goal with this project is to reduce congestion and improve journey times on the A16, while also creating more capacity for agri-food sector vehicles and future-proofing the roundabout for A16 upgrades down the line.

How the Pinchbeck roundabout will look. Photo: LCC
How the Pinchbeck roundabout will look. Photo: LCC

“This will be a huge undertaking that will see the roundabout rebuilt with wider inner lanes and longer approaches and exits on the A16 North. We’ll also be installing an all-new drainage system, signage, street lighting and road surfacing.

“As you can see in our new artist’s render of the completed scheme, the roundabout and its connecting legs will all look very different when we’re finished on-site.”

The main traffic management for the project will be as follows: temporary 30mph speed limit, 24/7 barriers at the roundabout, with the current two-lane entries and single-lane exits and narrowed roundabout lanes.

How the Pinchbeck roundabout looks. Photo: LCC
How the Pinchbeck roundabout looks. Photo: LCC

In addition, the following traffic management will also be in place during set dates and times: full closure of the B1180, starting Monday 15 July for up to eight weeks and night-time temporary traffic signals on the roundabout starting in the autumn.

Coun Davies continued: “As with all of our major road improvement projects, some disruption is inevitable.

“However, we’ll be doing all we can to keep people moving while also maintaining access to all businesses.”

The project will be funded by a portion of the £20m in Levelling Up funding awarded to the county council in October 2021.

The remaining funding is being used across four other projects, including improvements to Spalding’s A16/B1180 Springfield Roundabout, the A16 Marsh Lane Roundabout, and footway/cycleway improvements in Boston and Spalding.

For more information about this and other major highways projects, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/majorprojects.

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