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Images of how Spalding’s multi-million-pound roundabout will look have been revealed

Images of how a major roundabout will look after multi-million-pound works are completed have been revealed.

Today (Monday) marked day one of the 12-month project at Spalding’s Springfields roundabout.

And to mark the beginning of works, Lincolnshire County Council have revealed a video of how the site – which links the A16 with the A151 – will look when it has been widened.

"Following the successful finish of our Levelling Up footway and cycleway improvements near Holbeach Road last month, I’m really glad to say that we’ve now officially started improvements to the A16 in Spalding,” said Coun Richard Davies, LCC’s executive member for highways.

“The first project will see the size of the A16/A151 roundabout near Springfields Outlet Shopping & Leisure increased.

“As you can see in our new artist’s render of the completed scheme, this will be a massive undertaking.

An aerial view of how the roundabout will look when work is completed
An aerial view of how the roundabout will look when work is completed

“When complete, the roundabout and its connecting legs will look significantly different with additional entry and exit lanes on the A16 and improved entry and exit lanes on the A151.

“Similar to our other Levelling Up roundabout improvements, this project will not only help reduce congestion on the A16, but it will also future-proof the A16 for upgrades down the line if and when funding becomes available.”

As part of the project, a combination of temporary traffic signals and lane restrictions will be in place as needed.

Some approaches will have three lanes
Some approaches will have three lanes

Later in the project, a series of night-time road closures will be in place on the A16 and A151 and more details will be shared as the project progresses.

“The first two weeks of the project will see the scheme contractor Galliford Try setting up the site compound at the A16/B1180 Greencell Roundabout and carrying out preparatory works, including site clearance and removing the current traffic islands at Springfield Roundabout,” Coun Davies continued.

“Following that, the focus from mid-October will be on the southwest and northeast corners of the roundabout, including drainage and footway works; road widening; and utility diversions.

The roundabout will be widened
The roundabout will be widened

“As with all of our major road improvement projects, some disruption to the travelling public is inevitable.

“However, I want to assure anyone potentially affected that we’ll be doing everything we can to keep you moving including maintaining access to all businesses.”

Approaching the roundabout from the south
Approaching the roundabout from the south

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

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

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